Uyghur Sources

A Truth Facing the Tanks

  • Mon, 07/09/2012 - 21:16

Let me begin with the photograph of an elderly Uyghur woman striding forward in defiance into the oncoming tanks of the Chinese Army.

Supporting a Loved One in Jail

  • Thu, 03/22/2012 - 23:28

The wife and sister of a Uyghur political prisoner describe a two-decade-long family ordeal.

Uyghur Women and Human Rights: A speech by the president of the WUC

  • Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:00

Uyghur Women and Human Rights: A speech by the president of the World Uyghur Congress during the Fourth session of the Forum on Minority Issues at the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 29-30 November 2011

WUC Condemns Latest Death Sentences of Four Uyghurs in Connection with Hotan and Kashgar Incidents

  • Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:00

Four Uyghurs have been sentenced to death for their alleged role in the protests earlier this year in July. The quick sentences suggest that the authorities have not adhered to the international accepted right of fair and open trials.

WUC Strongly Condemns New Extradition of Uyghurs from Pakistan to China

  • Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent extradition of five ethnic Uyghurs, among them one woman and two children, from Pakistan to China where they will face harsh punishment.

Statement by WUC President Rebiya Kadeer about Kashgar attacks

  • Mon, 08/01/2011 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) unequivocally condemns Chinese government policies that have caused another outbreak of violence in East Turkestan. Without a substantial change to policies that discriminate against Uyghurs economically, culturally and politically the prospect of stability in East Turkestan is remote.

WUC Strongly Protests Travel Refusal for Uyghur Exile Leaders from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

  • Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly protests authorities' actions to prevent five Uyghur exile leaders from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from participating in an international conference in Washington, DC.

Yearning for a Republic Erased from the Map

  • Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00

November 12, 2010, marked the 66th anniversary of one of the greatest events in twentieth century Uyghur history, the establishment of the Eastern Turkistan Republic (ETR).

The World Uyghur Congress Is Gravely Concerned Over the Enforced Disappearance of 20 Uyghurs by the Chinese Government Since Their Forcible Return from Cambodia Almost One Year Ago

  • Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:00

China and Pakistan, which are already working to improve land communications across their mutual border, have inaugurated the first air cargo service linking Islamabad with Kashgar in China's northwest Xinjiang province, with Rayyan Air, a Pakistani charter airline, operating the first 90-minute flight.

Ms.Rebiya Kadeer's message to Flashpoint Human Rrights Film Festival

  • Thu, 12/09/2010 - 11:00

Flash Point Human Rights Film Festival brings together eight extraordinary films from around the world that deal with human rights issues at macro as well as micro level; from global concerns to indigenous issues.