PRESS RELEASE: WUC Endorses Formal Complaint Against French Brands

Press Release – For Immediate Release
09 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) endorses the formal complaint submitted by French lawyer William Bourdon, on behalf of Mrs Tursunay Ziyawudun and of the organisations Collectif Éthique Sur l’Étiquette, Sherpa and the European Uyghur Institute (IODE), against four France-based multinational companies. The complaint was submitted against INDITEX FRANCE, UNIQLO FRANCE, SMCP and SKECHERS USA FRANCE over allegations of their involvement in Uyghur forced labour.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 02 October 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 02 October 2020

NEWS

WUC Participates in Global Day of Action on 71st Anniversary of PRC
The 1st of October marked the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. On this occasion, the World Uyghur Congress, together with the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium, organized a joint demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. 

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PRESS RELEASE: 65th Anniversary of XUAR Marks Decades of Repression and Broken Promises

Press Release– For immediate release
30 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

October 1st marks two sad and important dates, the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). In 1949 the Chinese government militarily occupied East Turkistan. Six years later, the CCP officially founded the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on October 1st,1955. At the time, the Chinese government made lofty promises, assuring the Uyghur people that they would have meaningful autonomy and would be able to preserve their unique culture, language, history and religion. Similar promises were made to the Tibetan and Mongolian people. All of these promises were broken. On the 65th anniversary of the creation of XUAR, its legacy has been decades of subjugation, repression, forced assimilation and broken promises.

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Press Release: Global groups opposing CCP rule stage largest ever joint cross-movement action

Joint Press Statement– For immediate release
29 September 2020

World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org

Activists demand governments take immediate action against the Chinese Communist Party on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China 

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PRESS RELEASE: Enough is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom in China Now!

Joint Protest for Human Rights in China on 1 October in Brussels

Press Release– For immediate release
28 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

Brussels, 28 September 2020 – On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. The joint protest will take place from 13:00-14:00 on Petite Rue de la Loi near Schuman roundabout.

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Weekly Brief – February 28th

World Uyghur Congress, 28 February 2020

WUC Raises Uyghur Crisis at the 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

This week the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) started in Geneva. In her written update to the UN HRC, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet mentioned that she welcomed China’s apparent decision to grant her a visit to East Turkistan this year. She further called for unfettered access to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations against Uyghurs and others. The High Commissioner had requested a visit on three occasions over the last year and a half, which have been routinely denied or deflected by the Chinese government. The WUC has been calling for a UN led independent investigation to the region and insists that the High Commissioner be given unfettered and meaningful access to the region and the camp facilities, if she is finally allowed to visit. 

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Event Announcement: Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

Press Release – For immediate release
18 February 2020

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a week-long photo exhibition: ‘’Repressed, Detained and Disappeared: Uyghur Human Rights Crisis ’’ inside a tent at the Broken Chair square in Geneva, in front of the United Nations building (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from February 24 to February 28, 2020. This event will take place during the first week of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion. 

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