Uyghur Related

Dolkun Isa. Photo: Dolkun Isa's Facebook profile

India should not come under pressure from China, must help Uyghurs: Dolkun Isa

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:49

India should speak up for the rights of repressed people like those in Uyghur, Tibet.

Uighurs protest against China in front of the White House, 2009. Source: Malcom Brown.

Human rights awards: the choice of Ilham Tohti, prominent Uighur figure, could lead to tensions with China

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:42

Each year, carefully selected human rights defenders are awarded by the Martin Ennals Foundation, an international organization based in Geneva, for their work and efforts.  This year, the selection sparks controversy as one of the top three candidates, the scholar Ilham Tohti, belongs to China’s Uighur minority and has been recently sentenced to life for advocating “separatism".

lham Tohti

World Uyghur Congress May Newsletter

  • Wed, 05/11/2016 - 19:35

The WUC has published its newsletter for the month of April, detailing a number of stories that have featured prominently over the last month. The newsletter will continue monthly through 2016.

Uyghur Given 7-Year Prison Term For Viewing Muslim Film

  • Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:40

Family members were also detained, but no word is available on their fate.

In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Yale sophomore Tao Tao Holmes poses for a photograph on campus at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

An Outsider’s Inside Look at Xinjiang

  • Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:51

TAO TAO HOLMES shares her experience as a perceived insider and perspective as an outside observer in Xinjiang.

Conference Resolution on Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:46

The WUC has released its Formal Resolution for its recent conference regarding the status of Uyghur refugees and asylum seekers, The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges

China, Kazakhstan sign $2 bln in deals as Xinjiang party boss visits

  • Fri, 05/06/2016 - 19:42

May 6 China and Kazakhstan signed $2 billion in deals during a trip to the Central Asian country by the Communist Party boss of China's far western region of Xinjiang, state media said on Friday, as China promotes its new Silk Road initiative.

Ms Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress

High-Profile Conference in Berlin Raises Awareness of the Rights of Uyghur Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:26

On 26 April 2016, the conference “The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past & Present Challenges” was successfully concluded in Berlin.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. REUTERS/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA

Uighur migrants held in Thailand for 11 months take case to court

  • Wed, 05/04/2016 - 20:23

A Thai court will decide this month whether to release 17 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, including 13 children, who have been detained for the past 11 months in Bangkok, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.

Ilshat Hassan, president of the Uyghur American Association. Credit: Special Arrangement

Ilshat Hassan, the Uighur Who Made it to the China Conference on a Tourist Visa

  • Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:21

India should be a supporter of the Uighur cause, says the activist, if only for strategic reasons. “By raising support, helping us, the Indian government can have leverage (with China).”