Press Releases

Juneteenth: An Occasion to Spur Us Onward

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release June 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. EDT Contact: Campaign For Uyghurs (CFU) is pleased to acknowledge Juneteenth being designated as a federal holiday and joins in honoring this very special day. This represents

Dr. Gulshan Abbas Spends Another Birthday Behind Bars

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release June 12, 2021 6:00 p.m. EDT Contact: Today marks the birthday of Dr. Gulshan Abbas, and the third birthday that she has spent in the CCP’s unjust detention. This bittersweet day follows

CFU Commemorates Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

Thirty-two years ago, students in Beijing stood up and demanded greater accountability from the Chinese authorities. They believed, correctly, that inalienable rights like freedom of speech, of the press, of movement, were critical to the functioning of a free and

CFU Applauds Uyghur Tribunal in London

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release June 2, 2021 5:00 p.m. EDT Contact: This week will mark a historic step in the fight against genocide, and for human rights. In the United Kingdom, an independent tribunal is being

CFU Condemns Sentencing of Hushtar Isa

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release May 29, 2021 7:00 p.m. EDT Contact: Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) strongly condemns the sentencing of Hushtar Isa by the Chinese regime. Hushtar’s brother Dolkun Isa serves as the President of the

Campaign for Uyghurs Condemns the Death of Mihriay Erkin

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release May 25, 2021 10:00 p.m. EDT Contact: It is with a heavy heart today that Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) calls attention to the reported death of Mihriay Erkin. RFA has reported that

Lithuanian Parliament Passes Resolution on Uyghur Genocide

CFU Press Release For Immediate Release May 20, 2021 5:00 p.m. EDT Contact: Today, the government of Lithuania passed a resolution declaring the situation in East Turkistan a genocide. China’s policies in the region that promote forced sterilization,

Campaign for Uyghurs Commemorates Dr. Rahile Dawut’s Birthday

CFU Press Release For immediate release May 20, 2021 9:00 a.m. EDT Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) Contact: Today is Dr. Rahile Dawut’s birthday. The famous academic and anthropologist has been missing from the public eye since 2018. Dr. Dawut