Weekly Brief April 8th

World Uyghur Congress, 8 April 2019

WUC Participates in Mass Uyghur Rally in Washington D.C.

The World Uyghur Congress participated in a large scale rally in Washington D.C., joining hundreds of Uyghur demonstrators, the Uyghur Human Rights Project and many other Uyghur and Muslim organisations. The rally aimed to gather support for upcoming legislative initiatives on the Uyghur issue in the U.S. government and to urge the U.S. government to take further concrete action.

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PRESS RELEASE: Tibetans and Uyghurs to hold demonstration during EU-China Summit

World Uyghur Congress

International Campaign for Tibet

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation 

Joint press release

Brussels, 4 April 2019 – On the occasion of the EU-China Summit on 9 April 2019 in Brussels, FIDH, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), and Tibetan and Uyghur communities in Belgium have organized a joint demonstration to urge the EU to demand China be held accountable for its many human rights violations. The demonstration will take place from 12:00 – 13:30 at Petite Rue de la Loi at the Schuman roundabout.

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Weekly Brief March 22

World Uyghur Congress, 22 March 2019

WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

In a press release issued on Friday March 22nd, the WUC called on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Italy on Friday to meet with the Italian government. Controversy surrounds the visit, as Italy is expected to sign on to China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative on March 23rd, making them the first G7 country to formally do so.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on Italian Government to Put Human Rights First During Xi Jinping’s Visit

Press Release – For immediate release
22 March 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the occasion of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to Italy, the WUC calls on the Italian government to not abandon human rights concerns for the sake of economic relations with China.

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Uyghur Friendship Group Holds First Event in the European Parliament

World Uyghur Congress, 27 June 2018

On 26 June 2018, from 12:30 – 14:30, the Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP) held their first event in the European Parliament since their inception. The conference was entitled “A People Under Threat: Hundreds of Thousands of Uyghurs Arbitrary Detained in China” and focused on the mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in political indoctrination camps in East Turkistan.

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China: At Summit, EU Should ‘Throw Full Weight Behind’ Human Rights

Human Rights Watch, 14 June 2018

European Union leaders should publicly and privately demand that China release those deprived of their liberty for exercising human rights, including poet Liu Xia, the widow of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter with 23 other nongovernmental organizations. 

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