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2nd Anniversary of the 5 July 2009 Events – Join the Protest Actions of the World Uyghur Congress!

July 4, 2011 by admin

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and its member organizations will stage protest actions around the globe on July 5, 2011 and in the days surrounding July 5th to commemorate the second anniversary of one of the saddest and most tragic days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan and to ensure that the world does not forget about the devastating plight of the Uyghur people. Demonstrations and other actions will take place in: Canada, Turkey, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Kazakhstan, Japan, UK, United States, India and Switzerland. A detailed action calendar can be downloaded here.

Offener Brief an die Bundesregierung: Erste deutsch-chinesische Regierungskonsultationen am 27. und 28. Juni 2011: Menschenrechtslage in der Volksrepublik China muss ein zentrales Thema sein!

June 30, 2011 by admin

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Uyghur American Association: The world must demand accountability for deported Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel

June 16, 2011 by admin

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) strongly condemns the deportation of Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israel to China from Kazakhstan on May 30, 2011, and calls upon the international community to demand accountability from China regarding his whereabouts and treatment. In addition, UAA protests the failure of Kazakhstan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to protect Mr. Israel, a former history teacher, and prevent his deportation to China, in violation of international conventions regarding non-refoulement and torture.

Cisco Being Sued For Aiding and Abetting in China's Internet Crackdown

June 16, 2011 by admin

Harry Wu to Hold Press Conference at National Press Club
Tuesday, June 7th at 9:30 am

Laogai Museum presents: Introduction to The Laogai: China's Forced Labor Prisons

June 16, 2011 by admin

World Uyghur Congress Fears Imminent Extradition of Uyghur Refugee Ershidin Israel from Kazakhstan to China

June 16, 2011 by admin

Ershidin Israel, 38, a Uyghur refugee currently in detention in a unknown location in Kazakhstan, is in imminent danger of being extradited to China after Kazakh authorities rejected his asylum application. Mr. Israel was taken yesterday at 8.00 p.m. (local time) from the prison in Almaty where he was detained by one Kazakh prosecutor and two Chinese men, probably police, to an unknown location. Neither his family nor his lawyer where informed about his whereabouts and his legal status and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) believes that his is on the way to be extradited to China today at 9.00 p.m. (local time) in a flight from Almaty to Urumqi, the regional capital of East Turkestan.

World Uyghur Congress Applauds European Parliament´s Urgency Resolution on Safeguarding Kashgar

March 11, 2011 by admin

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) on behalf of the Uyghur community around the world applauds the Urgency Resolution on Safeguarding Kashgar adopted today in the European Parliament. With this resolution, the European Parliament is publicly expressing that the Old City of Kashgar must be preserved and destruction halted. The ancient city of Kashgar, located in the very heart of the Silk Road, is not only a crucial cultural site for Uyghur identity, but part of world civilization with its unique reflections of accumulated history, tolerance and cultural diversity. The urgency resolution is both a clear and unequivocal signal to the Chinese authorities to uphold its responsibilities to preserve world heritage sites like Kashgar and the Uyghur culture, and also to stop the ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghur population in East Turkestan.


November 11, 2010 by admin


WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2010. Laogai Research Foundation (LRF) Founder and Executive Director Harry Wu, along with distinguished scholar Robert Conquest and Lithuanian politician and activist Emanuelis Zingeris, received the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom from the Victims of Communism Foundation (VOCF) in an awards eremony Tuesday evening at the Lithuanian Embassy.

In introducing Mr. Wu's award, VOCF Chairman Dr. Lee Edwards said, "Harry Wu is a shining example of what one courageous man can do to resist tyranny and further liberty."

During his acceptance speech, Mr. Wu dedicated the award to the more than 40 million victims of the Laogai forced labor prison camp system, saying "we have to remember that Communism is still alive in the repressive regimes of China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba."

Announcement of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

October 11, 2010 by admin

Thank you Nobel Committee Oslo!!

picture of Liu Xiaobo

Stockholm News: Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident

The New York Times: Nobel Peace Prize Given to Jailed Chinese Dissident

Irish Times: Dalai Lama praises Nobel winner

Spiegel Online: Nobel Prize Is Slap in the Face for China

The Australien: Wife tells peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo of award

European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2010 on human rights violations in China, notably the case of Liu Xiaobo

August 2, 2010 by admin

The European Parliament ,

– having regard to its previous resolutions on China, in particular its resolutions of, respectively, 13 December 2007 on the EU-China Summit and the EU/China human rights dialogue, and 26 November 2009 on "China: minority rights and the application of the death penalty",

– having regard to its resolution of 6 September 2007 on the functioning of the human rights dialogues and consultations on human rights with third countries,

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