Weekly Brief April 26th

World Uyghur Congress, 26 April 2019

Chinese Official Admits to Advancing Chinese Interests in UN Role

This week, the WUC shared a very concerning from Chinese state media outlet CCTV, showing former UN Under-Secretary-General & head of UNDESA Wu Hongbo saying that he represented Chinese national interests in his position as a UN official, and referring to when he ordered that WUC President Dolkun Isa be expelled from the 2017 UN Indigenous Forum. 

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Weekly Brief February 8th

World Uyghur Congress, 8 February 2019

WUC, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and ISHR Call for UN Fact-Finding Mission to East Turkistan in Joint Statement and Press Conference

On 4 February 2019 , the WUC joined Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights in issuing a joint statement calling on the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution establishing an international inquiry on East Turkistan to investigate the serious human rights violations occurring there, especially in the internment camps at its upcoming session in February/March 2019.
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Weekly Brief October 6th

World Uyghur Congress, 26 October 2018

BBC Investigation Reveals New Evidence of Internment Camps

A BBC News investigation has provided new evidence of the mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in internment camps. The BBC team analysed updated satellite imagery and sent a team to the region to East Turkistan to try and visit the camps.

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PRESS RELEASE: Thousands to Protest Against Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs on November 6th in Geneva Switzerland

Press Release – For immediate release
9 October 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland on November 6, 2018. Protesters will meet outside Palais Wilson at 09:00, will march at 10:00 to the Broken Chair where a static demonstration will be held from 11:00-13:00 including speeches from civil society and other leaders.

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