Weekly Brief: December 27

World Uyghur Congress, 27 December 2019

World Uyghur Congress Organizes Rally in front of Chinese Embassy in Berlin

On 27 December, the World Uyghur Congress, supported by many actors from the civil society of Berlin, organized a rally attracting over a thousand participants to raise awareness in front of the Chinese Embassy for the massive and systematic human rights violations committed against the Uyghur people by China.

Haiyuer Kuerban, Head of the WUC Berlin Office, moderated the rally, which was opened by a Quran recitation by Imam Sheik Muhammad Taha Sebri and the opening speech by WUC President Dolkun Isa. Furthermore, numerous representatives of religious communities and of human rights organizations contributed with their speeches to an impactful demonstration against the Chinese oppression of Uyghurs. The demonstration especially focused on commemorating those deceased in China’s inhumane system of so-called “re-education camps” and giving strength to those still detained as well as invocating for an end of the horrid human rights abuses committed by the Communist Party against the Uyghur people.

Kuwaiti MPs Support Uyghur Cause

A group of 27 Kuwaiti Members of Parliament signed a statement in which they underline their solidarity with Uyghurs, calling on their government to intervene and stop the persecution of Muslims in East Turkistan. The lawmakers declare their outspoken opposition to the systematic campaigns by the Chinese Communist Party to eliminate the Uyghur culture and their Muslim faith.

World Uyghur Congress Is Hiring a Washington D.C. Representative

The World Uyghur Congress is hiring a Washington D.C. Representative for advocacy projects with a U.S.-focused strategy. Please visit our website for further information on this job opportunity to contribute to the fight for Uyghur human rights.