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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 24 January

World Uyghur Congress, 24 January 2020

Worldwide ”Freedom From Fear” Protests

On Sunday, January 19, demonstrations were held simultaneously in Hong Kong, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, United Kingdom and Germany.

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Freedom from Frear, sanction the Chinese dictatorship! HKGCG and WUC announce demonstration on 1/19/2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Press Release – For immediate release
14 January 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress 
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

BERLIN, GERMANY – The Hongkongers in Germany Concern Group (HKGCG) and the World Uyghur Congress in Germany officially announced their joint demonstration in Berlin on January 19, 2020.

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Peaceful March for Human Rights on the 70th Anniversary of PRC

World Uyghur Congress, 4 October, 2019

WUC – October 1st 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

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Weekly Brief October 4

World Uyghur Congress, 4 October 2019

70 Years of Oppression by China is Enough: Protest March in Brussels

On October 1st, the 70th 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  and the Tibetan Community in Belgium organized a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to China’s complete lack of respect for human rights.

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