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Thousands March in Brussels to Protest Mass Detentions of Uyghurs

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Nearly 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs living in exile from their homeland in China marched on Friday in Brussels, political seat of the European Union, to call attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs held by Beijing in political re-education camps in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Protesters came from across Europe, Australia, Japan, and Turkey, while other protests were ... Read More »

Ethnic Uighurs Protest Chinese Security Crackdown

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BEIJING — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. Overseas Uighur activists said they planned demonstrations Thursday in 14 countries in total, including the U.S., Australia and Turkey. More than a ... Read More »

Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody

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Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener A prominent Uyghur Islamic scholar has died in Chinese police custody, some 40 days after he was detained in the Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi, overseas Uyghur organizations said on Monday. Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, died “in custody,” about 40 days after he, his daughter ... Read More »

Six Uyghurs Caught Escaping From a Thai Jail Could be Sent Back to China

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Of 25 ethnic minority Uyghurs from China who broke out of a Thai immigration detention center after tunneling through an exterior wall this week, 19 have remained uncaught after police detained six during and after the daring escape. Local media reports said Chinese officials have stepped up the pressure on Thai police to repatriate the six who were redetained, but ... Read More »

Uyghur Exile Leadership Passes to ‘Younger Generation’ in Munich Election

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World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa (L) is shown with Omer Kanat (R), chairman of the WUC executive committee, Munich, Germany, Nov. 12, 2017. Leadership of the exile World Uyghur Congress (WUC) passed to a new generation in an election held in Munich at the weekend, with former WUC general secretary Dolkun Isa voted in as president and long-serving leader ... Read More »

Uyghur ‘Political Criminals’ Jailed Without Trial in East Turkistan (Xinjiang)’s Kashgar Prefecture

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Chinese occupation Authorities in Kashgar (in East Turkistan, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s East Turkistan  (Xinjiang) region, are convicting ethnic Uyghur “political criminals” without trial and only notifying their families after sentencing them to prison, according to sources. Since April, thousands of Uyghurs accused of harboring “extremist” and “politically incorrect” views have been detained in political re-education camps and prisons ... Read More »

Launch of ‘Friends of Uyghur’ Friendship Group in the European Parliament Brings Together MEPs, NGOs and Public to Celebrate Uyghur Community Culture

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UNPO  On 19 October 2017, the newly formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Csaba Sógor and Ilhan Kyuchyuk, marked its inaugural event with a celebration of the Uyghur culture. The launch brought together a variety of people including representatives from NGOs, MEPs, members of the Uyghur diaspora and the wider public and drew attention to this people’s vibrant ... Read More »

World Uyghur Congress Stockholm Youth Advocacy Training Seminar Concludes

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  The World Uyghur Congress held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Stockholm, Sweden over the weekend, which brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they may contribute to the Uyghur cause. The workshop began with an opening ceremony allowing WUC president, Rebiya Kadeer, to speak to the participants and ... Read More »

Uyghur protest outside Chinese embassy on Occupied East Turkistan Day

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  Uyghur protest outside Chinese embassy on Occupied East Turkistan Day   Uyghur educational association on Sunday at about 13:30 staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Stockholm on chinese invasion of East Turkistan. Holding East Turkistans flags and praying carpet, posters and banners with “The World says No to chinese occupation! Freedom of religion!” written on them, the ... Read More »

Event Announcement: WUC to Hold Youth Training Seminars in Stockholm, Sweden

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) uunder the co-sponsorship of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Sweden Uyghur Educational assocciation, and with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will convene a youth training seminar that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from October 14-15, 2017. The training will be preceded by a conference on religious freedom ... Read More »