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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PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Groups Applaud Norway Oil Fund Divestment from Hikvision, Urge Further Action

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

The Norwegian Uyghur Committee, Uyghur Human Rights Project, World Uyghur Congress, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, welcome Government Pension Fund of Norway (Oil Fund) decision to divest from Chinese surveillance company, Hikvision Digital Technology, and urge global investors to review investments in entities responsible for gross rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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Uighur Group Urges IOC to Reconsider 2022 Beijing Winter Games Venue

New York Times, 14 August 2020

The largest group of exiled ethnic Uighurs has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider holding the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, citing what it says is evidence of crimes against humanity committed in China’s Xinjiang region.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Welcomes the Launch of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China

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

The WUC applauds the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), an alliance of legislators from nine global parliaments who have come together to push governments to adopt a tougher stance on China. The IPAC includes prominent parliamentarians and legislators from Australia, Canada, the European Parliament, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls for Solidarity on the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

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

Recent events have made evident how precious our rights and liberties are and the need for solidarity, empathy and compassion to defend them. Peaceful protests and the right to freedom of assembly is an essential part of a society’s interaction with the governing authorities. This is important for all oppressed and marginalized people around the world who seek equality, human rights, freedom and democracy.

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