Uyghurs Face Genocide, Hong Kong Will Too

Hong Kong protesters marching in the Causeway Bay district, Hong Kong, demonstrating against the Chinese government which is stripping them of their freedoms and democratic rights. Photograph by Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 1, 2020 11:00 A.M EST

Today is a day for solemnity. It need not be the end of the struggle, but we at Campaign for Uyghurs mourn with the brave citizens of Hong Kong today, and brace for what comes after the end of two systems. Hong Kong was the last bastion of freedom for many people in China, and was an important safe haven for all those who stand for human rights activism, for those who are true followers of the law, for freedom of the press, for freedom of religion. The last place near Beijing that would call out its evils without the swift repercussion of the Chinese regime’s evil, heavy hand. We have faith that the people of Hong Kong will continue to find a way to fight for what they deserve: a life free of Beijing’s oppression. …Read More

Where is Suriye Tursun? 

Jevlan Shirmehmet holding up a picture of his mother, Suriye Tursun

In a video testimony filmed for Campaign for Uyghurs, Jevlan Shirmehmet asks again for real answers from the Chinese government regarding the disappearance of his mother, Suriye Tursun.

Jevlan has lived in Turkey since the year 2011. He has been compelled to become a vocal advocate for his family members after they were forcibly disappeared. In February of this year, a Chinese embassy official in Turkey called him to tell him that his mother had been detained for aiding terrorists. …Read More

In Gratitude for Fathers

Campaign for Uyghurs Press Release For Immediate Release June 21, 2020, 09:00 A.M. EST Contact: “A… Read More