Gulbahar Haitiwaji with Elisha Wiesel

March 3, 2022

Join us on March 16 at 2:30pm EST/8:30pm CET as we present a conversation between Gulbahar Haitiwaji and Elisha Wiesel about Haitiwaji’s powerful new memoir of her experience in a Xinjiang detention center and the ongoing persecution of Uyghur muslims in China, “How I Survived a Chinese ‘Reeducation’ Camp” (Seven Stories Press, 2022).

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WUC JOINS MUSLIM ORGANIZATIONS IN AN OPEN LETTER TO THE OIC

Open Letter – For immediate release
18 December, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) joins over 90 Muslim organizations around the world in an open letter to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ahead of their Assembly of Foreign Ministers on December 19th.

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Press Release: The WUC Commemorates More than 70 Years of Oppression On the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

Press Release- For immediate release
30 September, 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On the 1st of October, on the occasion of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) commemorates this as a day signifying more than 70 years of oppression. For the Uyghur people in East Turkistan, for Tibetans, Southern Mongolians, and others as well, the establishment of the PRC set the stage for the gradual erosion of their rights and freedoms. To commemorate these events and to demand an end to China’s atrocious human rights crimes, the WUC is (co-)organizing protests in various cities in Europe (more details below).

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Germany: Rights group files complaint over forced Uyghur labor

DW. 6 September 2021

Below is an article published by DW. Photo:AFP.

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in Germany against five major retailers Monday.

The rights group alleges that companies including Aldi, C&A, Hugo Boss and Lidl benefited from forced Uyghur labor in China’s Xinjiang region.

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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO AIRBNB: URGENTLY REMOVE SUPPORT FOR BEIJING 2022

Dear Mr Brian Chesky,

We, a coalition of over 190 global campaign groups, are writing this letter to raise our serious concerns about Airbnb’s agreement to support the Beijing 2022 Winter Games as part of the company’s Olympic partnership.

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March 10: Solidarity Statement

The World Uyghur Congress, March 10 2021

On March 10, the World Uyghur Congress stands in solidarity with the Tibetan people. This day marks a dark chapter in Tibetan history, as they saw the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) illegally invade and occupy their homeland. On March 10, 1959, tens of thousands of Tibetans marched the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital and stood up in protest against tyranny. As a result, tens of thousands were killed by Chinese soldiers. This historical event has proven to be a significant precedent for the further brutal repression which by now has culminated into cultural genocide against the Tibetan people by the Chinese government.

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WUC Awards Camp Survivors

On February 13, the World Uyghur Congress hosted a Virtual Meeting to highlight the courage of all the camp survivors. These brave Uyghurs and Kazakhs who witnessed first hand the genocidal crimes of the Chinese Communist Party shared their testimonies with the international community and gave a better understanding of the severity of the situation.

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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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