In Gratitude for Fathers

Campaign for Uyghurs Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2020, 09:00 A.M. EST
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“A man of great strength defeats one; a man of great knowledge, a thousand”-Uyghur proverb. 

On Father’s Day, Campaign for Uyghurs acknowledges with gratitude the knowledge, sacrifices, and uncountable contributions that are given each of us by our fathers. We are thankful, and wish each of them a very happy Father’s Day. May the memories and love we treasure on this day be an encouragement to our souls. For those whom this is a bittersweet occasion, we acknowledge your pain.  …Read More

In Honor of the Strength of Uyghurs on World Refugee Day

Campaign for Uyghurs Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 20, 2020 10:00 AM EST
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World Refugee Day is devoted to raising awareness of the situation of refugees across the globe.  Campaign for Uyghurs acknowledges the difficulties faced, in particular, by Uyghur refugees fleeing extermination by the Chinese Communist regime. This year the Chinese government brought added hardships for them with the spread of Covid19. While the entire world suffers as a result of China’s negligence and willful intention of covering up responsibility and spending money to spread disinformation, Uyghurs have faced increasingly impossible circumstances. …Read More

Marking the Importance of Juneteenth

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 19, 2020 10:00 AM EST
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On this day in 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation was declared to African American slaves. While it did not end racial injustice, this is a day to remember the important action that was taken and its implications. A policy change does not erase the pain and loss caused by  injustice and evil, but it is an important recognition of truth: that all men are created equal and therefore their lives are equally valuable. Campaign for Uyghurs acknowledges today the hard work and sacrifices of civil rights activists throughout history, and the continuing work that needs to be done in the United States to treat black lives as being equal and having equal opportunity to others.  We lament over the sinful behavior of man that led to the necessity of emancipating humans from the enslavement and abuse of other humans. May we continue to mutually support one another. …Read More

On the Occasion of the Signing of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Of 2020 Becoming A LawCFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 17, 2020, 4:00 PM EST
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Today President Donald Trump signed the momentous Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act into law. It is a remarkable occasion because of what this moment represents for an entire race of people who have been unimaginably oppressed. Campaign For Uyghurs (CFU) is humbled by the multitude of people who have stood with the Uyghur people, and for the remarkable bipartisan action to condemn the genocidal actions of the Chinese government. CFU would also like to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to make this happen and express our gratitude to all the legislators who gave their support.

As we celebrate one victory on the long path that still lies ahead, we grieve the countless people who are still suffering. It must also be somberly noted that the continued suffering of citizens of Hong Kong marks another group of people who have been simultaneously betrayed. As they were always promised autonomy under the “one country two systems”, we all have now seen that the Chinese government has no qualms or moral bottom line and cannot be trusted by anyone. Nothing has changed since the Tiananmen Square massacre that we marked a couple of weeks ago. This ought to serve as an important reminder for the world: laws alone will not protect innocents. Laws must be enforced under the principles of justice, principles that China as a nation will never comprehend or acknowledge while the Communist Party remains in power.

Senior advisor for the World Uyghur Congress and Campaign for Uyghurs, and Honorary Chair of Uyghur Academy Dr. Rishat Abbas noted, “I am thrilled to see President Trump and the U.S. government stand up for the Uyghurs facing genocide in East Turkistan. Today’s signing of this legislation sends a strong message to the Chinese government that the U.S. will not remain silent. While Uyghurs in diaspora celebrate the great news, they still worry for their loved ones as over 3 million people, including my sister, Dr. Gulshan Abbas, are held in concentration camps. We hope to see more countries pass similar legislation, so this pressure continues to build. China must realize the consequences of its gross violations of human rights.”

There must be swift and continued unified action from the American government and all peace-loving nations across the world to act against the Chinese government officials who are complicit in these atrocities. They must not be allowed to continue to enjoy the benefits of free societies while denying it to millions of human beings. It is also our continued hope that companies across the world will be held accountable for deciding to profit off of the slavery and blood of Uyghurs. While the reality is that no country is utopia, we are incredibly thankful today for the victory accomplished by democracy in action. May the encouragement of this ability under freedom to effect positive change spur us all to continued integrity as we fight for the human rights and dignity of the Uyghur people.

CFU Welcomes Our New Honorary Chairman

Uerkesh Davlet, the newly appointed Honorary Chairman of the Campaign for Uyghurs board

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020 12:00 PM EST
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Campaign for Uyghurs is thrilled to announce Uerkesh Davlet as our new honorary chairman of the board.

Campaign for Uyghurs is thrilled to announce Uerkesh Davlet as the new honorary chairman of the board, a position we are ecstatic that he has accepted. By serving in this capacity he will be a continuing invaluable asset to the cause of Uyghur advocacy, and we thank him.…Read More

World Environment Day Press Release

China’s Belt and Road Initiative East Turkistan MapCFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2020 12:00 PM EST
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Today is a day for responsible global citizens to remember the importance of a global commitment to good stewardship of our world. It would remiss us to overlook the fact that the very same structures and ideology that lends to poor environmental practices often go hand-in-hand with human rights abuses. Campaign for Uyghurs reaffirms the reality that a government which views human lives as expendable or less than valuable will likewise have little respect for nature, the environment, and responsible leadership practices. …Read More

Somber Reflection on the Tian’anmen Square Massacre

Hong Kong suffers similarly, as millions of Uyghurs are in concentration camps, as Tibetans are denied their rights.Protestors from different times.CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020, 1:00 PM EST
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As we mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, we recall the effect that this event has had. Today’s China was indeed shaped by this bloodshed, as was the world. And even now as Hong Kong suffers similarly, as millions of Uyghurs are in concentration camps, as Tibetans are denied their rights, the Chinese government continues to deny this crucial history and deny brave citizens their honor.

The crushing reality of how deeply trust in any hope for Chinese government reform was lost by the young people who stood up for the right action has only continued to be proven eternally hopeless by the increasing suppression and oppression carried out by China as a global dictator. Rather than listening to the cries of their people, China has only served them distractions, dangling openness with the West as a sign of reform while continuing to hide the truth about the Chinese Communist Party’s past, as well as the truth of the perverted sickness that still plagues the system. …Read More