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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 »

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 »

2015 Lantos Prize Laureates Announced

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The Lantos Foundation, 29 October 2015 Lantos Foundation – The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice announced today that it will award the 2015 Lantos Human Rights Prize to three courageous female leaders; Rebiya Kadeer, Irshad Manji, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. These three laureates are fearless leaders, reformers and rebels who have been willing to defy social and cultural norms to ... Read More »

Time for a Change: European Parliament Conference Exposes Uyghur Struggle for Freedom of Religion

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Time for a Change: European Parliament Conference Exposes Uyghur Struggle for Freedom of Religion In light of the ongoing violations of religious freedom in East Turkestan and considering the limited international response to China’s abuse of Uyghur fundamental human rights, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) convened a high-level conference in Brussels entitled ... Read More »

Uyghur educational association in Sweden Asked Thai Government Not to Return Suspected Uyghur Refugees to China.

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Uyghur educational association in Sweden Asked Thai Government Not to Return Suspected Uyghur Refugees to China. About 30 Uyghur demonstrated peacefully in front of the Thailand Embassy in Stockholm today, the demonstration started at 13:35am and ended at 14.30am, led by Uyghur educational association’s general secretary Abdul ahad. They chanted messages calling for human rights and not to return Suspected ... Read More »

china,s war on Ramadan sees Mmuslim students forces to break fast

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off in downtown Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on May 22. (Cao Zhiheng/AP) Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang(Eastern Turkestan) have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy ... Read More »

Demonstration against Wen Jiabao’s visit in Stockholm

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Wednesday, 25 April will demonstration against Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao s visit take place in Sergels torg . Uyghur Educational  Assocciation Has applied for Authorisation  that they shall organise a peaceful demonstration. The demonstration should be taking place in sergels torg at  08:30  o klack on Wednesday morning. Then are demonstrators against Norrmalmstorg. at 10: 30 oklock terminated. Read More »

Uighur protests as China’s Xi visits Turkey

Tue, 02/21/2012 – 21:39 Reuters Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:37pm EST By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Activists from China’s Muslim Uighur minority burnt Chinese flags in Ankara on Tuesday where China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping was holding talks with Turkish officials on regional issues. About 60 Turkic-speaking Uighurs from China’s northwestern Xinjiang province protested outside the hotel where ... Read More »

East Turkestan meets Tiananmen

Well wearing an East Turkistan (Uyghur Xinjiang) beanie in Tiananmen Square is a sure way to get noticed, if not arrested. I don’t know whether the girl is an Uyghur or perhaps just unaware of the significance of the blue, crescent moon and star image. http://storify.com/ChinaLetter/east-turkistan-meets-tiananmen Read More »