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Weekly brief on Uighur diaspora around the world, May 2019

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5-27-2019

 

 

World Uyghur Congress to Convene Global Conference on Uyghur Crisis in Washington D.C.

From June 6-7 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the Central Asia Program at George Washington University will hold a two-day international conference in Washington DC, Confronting Atrocities in China: The Global Response to the Uyghur Crisis. Proceedings will begin at 10:00 with an opening ceremony on June 6th at Capitol Hill. 

The primary aim of the conference will be to bring together political leaders, international agencies, human rights activists, academic experts, Uyghur leaders and the Uyghur community abroad to provide updates on the responses underway and to collectively develop additional strategies to pressure the Chinese government to close the camps and respect Uyghurs’ and other Turkic Muslims’ fundamental rights.

If you are interested in attending the event, please register through this link.

 

Uyghur Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Uyghur American Association, World Uyghur Congress, Uyghur Human Rights Project and the Uyghur Entrepreneurs Network have jointly called for an for an Uyghur Advocacy Day on June 12th on Capitol Hill. The aim of this event is to call for support for two key pieces of legislation introduced in the United States Congress, which address the human rights violations being perpetrated by Chinese authorities in the occupied East Turkestan: the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 20 other Senators (S. 178), and the UIGHUR Act of 2018 (H.R.1025), sponsored by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and four other legislators. This will be an opportunity for Uyghur-Americans and interested individuals to speak to our elected representatives about the ongoing human rights crisis in East Turkestan and to advocate for a response.

 

Help Uyghur Children & Students

Hira, an officially registered charity organization in Turkey by young Uyghur intellectuals, is currently running a fundraising campaign. Hira started with setting up Hira School to provide free education and food to Uyghur refugee Children. There were already more than 1000 students benefited from our free education and over 200 students are currently being enrolled. The objective of this fundraising campaign is to help the orphans, children, and students from Uyghur Muslim community living in Turkey as refugee.

Uyghur Solidarity Iftar

Uyghur Entrepreneurs Network is organizing an Iftar event on May 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM in National Cathedral School in Washington DC. It is going to be a dinner table conversation with Uyghur people over authentic home cooking to share stories and build a community to close the Concentration Camps in China.

Preliminary AGENDA: Experience Culture and Tradition | Hear Victim Testimonials | Get Smart on the Issue | Discuss Calls to Action.

Finding out one family member is alive

“After a couple of days of the publishing of that report, I got a picture of my brother Abdusami with his son, and I got the news that he’s still alive.” In a previous report by Citizen Truth, three Uighur women spoke about the Uighur detention camps in the Xingjiang province of China (a.k.a., China-occupied East Turkistan). One of the women featured in the report was Fatimah Abdulghafur, a 39-year-old Uighur woman who lost contact with her family in 2017 after their detention in a camp. Since our report published, Citizen Truth received the good news from Fatimah that she received proof her brother is still alive. But she and other Uighurs are desperate for more news about their families.

Ummah Uyghur Awareness Coalition

The Ummah Uyghur Awareness Coalition, an association of Muslims in America who joined to raise awareness of the crisis that is currently displacing, detaining, and suppressing the Uyghur Muslims of East Turkestan (other ethnic Turks are also included), is going to hold a Capitol Hill Advocacy Day on June 18th – 19th.

Ummah Uyghur Awareness Coalition is a non-profit organization advocating raising of awareness on the Uyghurs and other Muslim groups who are suffering from the repressive policies against Uyghurs.

Please register here!

Global Uighur Youth Community Established

With the goal of connecting and strengthening global Uighur youth community, to motivate and encourage each other to succeed in all areas of life, to deepen our understanding and broaden our knowledge, a new youth community was established by a group of young Uighurs living in the United Kingdom. This community operates with the name Tarim Network. The founders are a family of passionate individuals creating a platform to unite, inspire and advance the Uyghur youth community around the world. The mission is to create a global Uyghur youth community that inspires and cultivates excellence while providing cultural and social enrichment for its members.