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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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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