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WUC Strongly Condemns Death Sentence in Connection to Kargilik Incident

Press Release – For immediate release
27 March 2012

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns the death sentence handed down to the Uyghur man Abdukerem Mamut (Abudukeremu Mamuti) in the strongest possible terms. According to the state-controlled Xinhua news agency, on 26 March 2012, the Intermediate People’s Court in Kashgar Prefecture sentenced Abdukerem Mamut to death for “organizing and leading a terrorist group and committing murder”, in connection to the Kargilik incident of 28 February 2012. According to the Court’s verdict, Mamut “spread religion extremism and violent terrorism and formed a terrorist group of nine between last July and February this year.”

Uyghur Extradited from Cambodia Receives 17-Years Prison Sentence

March 20, 2012 by admin

Press Release – For immediate release
26 January 2012

Musa Muhamad (Muhemmed), one of the twenty ethnic Uyghurs extradited on 19 December 2009 from Cambodia to China, was sentenced to 17 years in prison last autumn, according to a Radio Free Asia (RFA) article published yesterday. Relatives of 25 year-old Muhamad told RFA that the Kashgar Intermediate Court sentenced him on 20 October 2011 in a closed trial, but that authorities refuse to provide information on the charges against him. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns this sentence in the harshest possible terms, and fears that the other Uyghurs forcibly returned from Cambodia are suffering the same fate.

50 Years After Test 596: Impact of Nuclear Testing in East Turkestan in the Spotlight as Policymakers Pledge to Take Issue to Beijing’s Door

March 20, 2012 by admin

Press Release – For immediate release
02 March 2012

When an official delegation of MEPs will visit China in 2012, they will “insist on finding facts and new information about…East Turkestan and Tibet.” This was the pledge made by László Tökés MEP during the conference, “50 Years After Test 596: China’s Nuclear Programme In East Turkestan And Its Impacts Today” where he emphasised “the moral dimension of this meeting – because on behalf of the united Europe it is a total immorality if it ignores the destiny of East Turkestan, of peoples…which have to suffer such an oppression as the Uyghurs have to suffer”.

WUC Condemns “Terrorism” Allegations after Violent Incident in Hotan Prefecture

January 2, 2012 by admin

According to the state-controlled Xinhua news agency, on 28 December 2011 seven Uyghurs were shot dead in an alleged hostage rescue in Guma (Chinese: Pishan) county, Hotan Prefecture, East Turkestan, and four others were wounded and arrested. The Chinese authorities claimed a group of “violent terrorists” were responsible for the kidnapping of two people and immediately linked the kidnapping – in typical fashion – to “a surge in religious extremism.” So far, there have not been any independent witness accounts of the incident, and the WUC therefore calls on the international community to view the official account with caution.

Uyghurs shot to death in Guma County, amid intense state-led repression

January 2, 2012 by admin

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is extremely concerned about the reported killings of seven Uyghurs on December 28 in Guma (Chinese: Pishan) County, which took place amid an official “strike hard” campaign in East Turkestan. UAA strongly protests Chinese authorities’ use of terrorist claims to justify the killings of these Uyghurs. UAA urges the international community to call for an independent investigation into the killings, and stresses that international observers should view Chinese accounts of the incident with the utmost skepticism. UAA also urges Chinese authorities to end their iron-handed and violent controls on Uyghurs in East Turkestan, in order to bring about genuine peace and stability in the region.

CECC Hearing on Persecution and Detention of Dissidents in China

December 5, 2011 by admin

CECC Hearing on "One Year After the Nobel Peace Prize Award to Liu Xiaobo: Conditions for Political Prisoners and Prospects for Political Reform"

(2 December 2011) - Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, December 6, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China will hold the hearing: "One Year After the Nobel Peace Prize Award to Liu Xiaobo: Conditions for Political Prisoners and Prospects for Political Reform" to discuss the ongoing persecution and detention of dissidents in China.

Beijing, les finances internationales et les Droits de l’Homme «à caractéristiques chinoises»

November 16, 2011 by admin


WUC Newsletter No.15 (October 2011)

November 3, 2011 by admin

Top Story
Uyghur Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands Pressured to Return to China

Featured Articles

   German Court Convicts Man of Spying for China
   CECC Analysis: Authorities in East Turkestan Implement Ramadan Curbs Amid                  Renewed Pledges for Tight Controls Over Religion

Media Work
Interview: Rebiya Kadeer on Asylum Seekers in Malaysia
  WUC on Facebook and Twitter

Past Events
  Uyghur Demonstrations around the World on 1 October
  WUC Representative Met Swedish Integration in Stockholm
  Rebiya Kadeer at AI Human Rights Conference Australia
  Uyghur PEN at Book Fair in Frankfurt
  Lecture on Kashgar at East-Asian Museum in Stockholm

They Can’t Send Me Back: Uyghur Asylum Seekers in Europe

September 27, 2011 by admin

A new report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the challenges faced by Uyghur asylum seekers in Europe, and examines the reasons why they fled East Turkestan (otherwise known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China) or Central Asia. They Can’t Send Me Back: Uyghur Asylum Seekers in Europe is based on interviews UHRP researchers conducted with 50 Uyghur asylum seekers in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands in 2010 and 2011.

New “Strike Hard” campaign threatens Uyghur population in East Turkestan

September 27, 2011 by admin

A new “Strike Hard” campaign announced by regional authorities presages a brutal campaign of arrests and enforced disappearances in East Turkestan, as officials pledge to accelerate trials, step up criminal investigations, and conduct round-the-clock police patrols and street searches. The campaign follows the recent deployment of an elite counter-terrorism unit that is charged with carrying out “anti-terrorist missions” in Kashgar and Hotan. The Uyghur American Association (UAA) believes that Chinese officials are using the campaign as a pretext to clamp down on the broader Uyghur population and stamp out even the most peaceful forms of dissent and expressions of Uyghur identity.

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