Human Rights Violations Against Uyghur People Discussed During the 16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
The 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC, 28 February – 25 March 2011) concluded on Friday, 25 March 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) conveys its deepest gratitude to the country and intergovernmental delegations, the UN mandate Holders / Special Procedures, and the non-governmental organisations in consultative status to the UN that raised and discussed the Uyghurs´plight at the HRC session, as well as the stakeholders that raised general human rights violations in China.
High-Level Segment (HLS) statements
Sweden said in its HLS statement that it was worried about the use of death penalty in some countries and that it was especially concerned about China, since “the highest number of executions is believed to be carried out in China” and that it “regret that the Chinese authorities are not publishing information in this regard.”
Statements made on item 3 (“Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development”)
On 11 March 2011, during the general debate on item 3 (“Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development”) the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP, www.gfbv.org) delivered an oral statement on the arbitrary detention of Uyghur human rights defenders and activists, the torture of political prisoners like Alim Abdurehim, the son of well-known Uyghur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer, the denial of medical care for ethnic Uyghur Mehmet Eli Rozi currently in detention in China, as well as the systematic economic discrimination Uyghurs are facing today in East Turkestan. The full statement is available here.
The press release of the United Nations on the general debate on item 3 can be found here.Read More →