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HOW YOU CAN HELP

“It would be utterly impossible for me to express the entirety of my discontent with the Chinese Government here today; simply put, a combination of words and phrases could never bring justice and peace to the millions upon millions of Uyghurs, Tibetans, Mongols and other brethren, Han Chinese included, who have suffered indescribable pains under the repressive, iron fist of the Chinese Government.  The well-documented, egregious human rights violations committed by the Chinese Regime are innumerable, and this alone should be enough to motivate the Chinese Government to improve their treatment of their citizens.  Unfortunately, the Chinese Government chooses to ignore cries for truth, change, democratization, accountability, and justice, following an alternative path to governance characterized by dreadfully repressive policies, corruption, and brute force, all symptomatic of an authoritarian state. Another four years pass since the last UPR, and China’s human rights record lacks even one iota of improvement, a testament to the failing leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.   Again, the current victims are my people, the Uyghurs, and our Tibetan, Mongol, and Han brothers and sisters, but if the Chinese regime doesn’t comprehensively improve its treatment of human beings, given its increasing economic and political influence on the world stage, you, the citizens of the western world, could be the victims next!”

 

Rebiya Kadeer, 2013

 

1)  Write to Your Local Officials

 

By writing your local officials, whether that be your local, state or national representatives (i.e. Mayor, Congressman, Senator, President), you significantly contribute to raising awareness about the Uyghur plight. As a constituent, you have a political voice that you should voice, and there is no better way of expressing your dissatisfaction with the Chinese government’s human rights violations than voicing these issues to your representatives. With your help, we can urge the powers that be to pressure China to reform, address the grievances of the Uyghurs, and focus on human rights. The major current issues are:

 

·         Extrajudicial killings of Uyghurs

·         Torture of Uyghurs

·         Use of brutal force to quell peaceful resistance

·         Extrajudicial killings of Uyghurs

·         Forced disappearances if Uyghurs, women and children included 

·         Unlawful detentions and roundups of Uyghurs

·         Violations of Uyghurs’ religious beliefs, education and practices

·         Violations of Uyghurs’ speech and expression

·         Unlawful extradition of Uyghur asylum seekers

·         Systematic discrimination against the Uyghurs

·         Preferential hiring for Han Chinese in East Turkestan

·         Restricted and censored Uyghur press, media and news

·         Widespread closures of Uyghur language schools and other institutions

·         Prohibition of Uyghur assembly and a civil society

·         Policies that encourage forced assimilation                  

 

Please use the links provided below to find the contact information for your local and state representatives by zip code, your country's diplomatic representation in China and China's diplomatic representation in your country. Please feel free to use IUHRDF’s template below (make sure to personalize the template by filling in the appropriate name, address, and other such information in brackets):

 

[Address of Official]
[MM/DD/YEAR]

 

Dear [Official],

 

I am writing today to express my deepest concern for the Uyghur people. I have come to learn about the plight of the Uyghur people recently, and I feel obligated to express my utmost dissatisfaction with the way in which the Chinese Government is treating the Uyghur people. I have read numerous reports on the Chinese Government’s repressive policies towards the Uyghur people, including policies that prevent Uyghurs from practicing their religion, heavily prohibit assembly, silence civil society, destroy the Uyghur language and culture, promote forced assimilation and actively discriminate against the Uyghur people. Still further, I have recently come across many reports and media that suggests Beijing’s crackdown on the Uyghur people, characterized by the widespread harassment and detention of innocent Uyghurs, women and children included, a clampdown on peaceful dissent, and even the unlawful, extrajudicial killing of Uyghur people.

 

It is my belief that you, [official], stand for freedom as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the constitution of [Official’s Country]. Unfortunately, after decades of fighting for the Uyghur human rights cause, Mrs. Kadeer, the President of the World Uyghur Congress and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, cannot achieve the basic human rights for the Uyghur people without the help of the international community, and freedom pioneers like you, [Official].

I am confident that without your help and support, the Uyghur people, their language, culture and way of life will perish under the brutal oppression placed on them by the authoritarian Chinese Government. [Official], I urge you to raise the Uyghur plight in the [Official’s Country] government, among your constituents, in the media, and through any other possible channel so that one day, the Uyghur people can enjoy protection of the very fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed to them as human beings.

 

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the Uyghur issue. The Uyghurs, along with the Tibetans and other groups, live in constant fear. Each and every day, every hour, every minute that passes that the international community stays silent on this issue, another Uyghur woman is barred entry to a hospital because she is wearing a veil, or a Uyghur is imprisoned without due process of the law for speaking out against the tyranny of Beijing’s crackdown on Uyghur cultural customs. The Uyghur people pray that individuals like you and me will find it in their hearts to fight for them, because the Chinese Government is surely not. Therefore, I urge you as in the name of freedom, in the name of peace, and in the name of democracy, to help put an end to the suffering by condemning the Chinese Government, and urging them to improve their treatment of the Uyghur people.

 

In light of the above, I humbly, but firmly, lend my voice to the campaign to free the Uyghurs and for that matter all of the people who live under Beijing’s brutal rule. The Uyghur plight is an important one, and one that I, and countless other constituents of [Official’s Country/State/Province/City], truly care about. Thank you for your time, consideration, and empathy for the Uyghur people.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name]
 

[Occupation/Affiliation]
[Your Address]

 

Contact Links: 

 

For House and Senate Representation: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

 

2) Write to Your Country’s Ambassador to China

 

Diplomatic Representation: http://www.embassy-worldwide.com//

 

 

Ambassador Gary F. Locke

Embassy of the United States

55 Anjialou Road Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 8531 3000

http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/

           

Ambassador Michael Clauss

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

17 Dongzhimen Outer Street Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 8532 9000

http://www.china.diplo.de/Vertretung/china/zh/Startseite.html

 

Ambassador Jacques de Watteville 

Embassy of Switzerland

3 Sanlitun East 5th Street Chaoyang,

Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 6532 2736

http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/zh/home/reps/asia/vchn/embbei.html

 

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission Andrew Key

British Embassy

11 Guang Hua Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai

Beijing 100600

People’s Republic of China

 

L’Ambassadeur Sylvie-Agnès BERMANN

Ambassade de France en Chine / 法国驻华大使管 / Embassy of France in China

Liangmaqiao Road Chaoyang, 朝阳区, China, 100600

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/accueil.html

 

大使 权宁世

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

20 Dongfang East Road Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 8531 0700

http://chn.mofat.go.kr/worldlanguage/asia/chn/main/index.jsp

 

Ambassador KITERA Masato

日本国驻华大使馆/Embassy of Japan

100600 中国北京市亮马桥东街1号

Tel: 010-8531-9800

http://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/        

 

Ambassador Matan Vilnai

Embassy of Israel

17 Tianze Road Chaoyang

Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 8532 0500

http://embassies.gov.il/beijing/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ambassador Michel Malherbe

Embassy of Belgium

6 Sanlitun Road Chaoyang,

Beijing, China

Tel: +86 10 6532 1736

Tel: +86 10 653 217 36

http://www.diplomatie.be/beijing

 

El Embajador Julián Ventura

Embajada de México

Sanlitun Dongwujie #5, Chaoyang Beijing 100600

República Popular China

Tel: (86-10) 6532-2574, 6532-1717, 6532-1947 & 6532-2070‎

http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/china/

 

Ambassador Svein O. Sæther

Royal Norwegian Embassy 
1, Dong Yi Jie, San Li Tun 
Beijing 100600
P.R. China

www.norway.cn

 

Ambassador Andrey Ivanovich Denisov

Russian Embassy

Dongzhimen Beizhongjie

Beijing, 100600, China

Tel: (+86 10) 6532 1381, (+86 10) 6532 2051

http://www.russia.org.cn/chn/

 

Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar

Embassy of India

No. 5, Liang Ma Qiao Bei Jie,

Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Tel- +86-10-8531 2500/2501/2502/2503

http://www.indianembassy.org.cn/

 

Ambassador Masood Khalid

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

No.1, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Post Code 100600

Beijing, China

Tel: +86 (10) 65326660/ Extention Number 2021.

http://www.pakbj.org.pk/

 

3) Write to the Chinese Ambassador to Your Country

 

Find the Chinese Embassy’s contact information in your country:

 

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/

 

Some contacts:

 

Ambassador Cui Tankai

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington

3505 International Place NW

Washington, DC 20008

Fax: 1 (202) 495-2139 

http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/

 

Ambassador Zhang Junsai

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ottawa

515 Saint Patrick Street Ottawa, ON K1N 5H3

Canada

Tel: +1 613-789-3434

Ca.china-embassy.org

 

Ambassador Shi Mingde

Botschaft der Volksrepublik China/ Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

Märkisches Ufer 54 10179 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 27588 ext. 0

http://www.china-botschaft.de

 

Ambassador Kong Quan

Ambassade de Chine

11 Avenue George V 75008 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 49 52 19 50

amb-chine.fr‎

 

Ambassador Zhao Jun

Kinas ambassade

Tuengen allé 2B 0374

Oslo, Norway

Tel: +47 22 49 20 52

no.china-embassy.org

 

Ambassador Chen Yuming

Kinas Ambassad

Lidovägen 8 115 25

Stockholm, Sweden

Tel: +46 8 579 364 23

http://se.china-embassy.org/eng/

 

EL EMBAJADOR ZHU BANGZAO

Embajada de la República Popular China

Calle de Arturo Soria, 113 28043

Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 915 19 42 42

http://www.embajadachina.es/esp/

 

Ambassador Xu Jinghu

Ambassade Chine (Rép. Populaire)

Brunnadern 3006

Berne, Switzerland

Tel: +41 31 352 73 33

http://www.china-embassy.ch/fra/

 

Ambassador Cheng Yonghua

中華人民共和国大使館

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Tokyo

3−4−33 Motoazabu Minato,

Tokyo 106-0046, Japan

Tel: +81 3-3403-3388

http://www.china-embassy.or.jp/jpn/

 

Ambassador Gao Yanping

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the State of Israel

222 Ben Yehuda St., P.O.B.6067,

Tel Aviv 61060, Israel 

http://il.china-embassy.org

 

Ambassador Zhang Xinsen

Chinese Embassy in Korea
Address: 54, Hyoja-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, 110033,

Korea
Tel: +82-2-7381038
Fax: +82-2-7381077

http://www.chinaemb.or.kr

 

Ambassador Wei Wei

Chinese Embassy in Singapore

150 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247969

http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg

 

Ambassador Zhong Jianhua

Chinese Embassy in South Africa

972 Pretorius Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria, South Africa

Tel: +27-12-4316500(Swichboard)
Fax: +27-12-3424244

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.za

 

Ambassador H.E. Wei Wei

Embassy of the People's Republic of China

50-D, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021 Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, DL 110021, India Tel: +91 11 2611 2345

http://in.chineseembassy.org/eng/       ‎

 

4) Write to the President of the People's Republic of China

 

Xi Jinping 

President of the People's Republic of China 

The State Council General Office 

2 Fuyoujie 

Xichengqu 

Beijingshi 100017

People's Republic of China 

 

 

5) Write the President of Your Country

 

United States of Americahttp://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

 

President Barack Obama 

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

 

Canadahttp://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/contactpm

 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 

Canada 

 

United Kingdomhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/prime-ministers-office-10-downing-street

 

Prime Minister David Cameron

10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

United Kingdom 

 

 

Germanyhttp://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/Webs/BKin/EN/Service/Contact/contact_node.html

 

Chancellor Angela Merkel 

Bundeskanzleramt 
Bundeskanzlerin
Angela Merkel
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1
10557 Berlin

Germany

 

Francehttp://www.elysee.fr/ecrire-au-president-de-la-republique/

 

President François Hollande

 

Japanhttps://www.e-gov.go.jp/policy/servlet/Propose

 

Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

The Prime Minister’s Office of Japan 

1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968

Japan

 

Australiahttp://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm

 

The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Australia 

 

Russiahttp://eng.letters.kremlin.ru/

 

President Vladimir Putin 

23, Ilyinka Street, 
Moscow, 103132, Russia

 

ул. Ильинка, д. 23 

103132, Москва, Россия

 

Israelhttp://www.pmo.gov.il/English/PrimeMinister/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu 

Prime Minister's Office 

3 Kaplan St. Hakirya

Jerusalem 

91950

Israel

 

Turkeyhttp://www.basbakanlik.gov.tr/Forms/pg_Contact.aspx

 

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 

Vekaletler Caddesi Başbakanlık Merkez Bina P.K. 06573 Kızılay /Ankara

Turkey

 

South Koreahttp://english.president.go.kr/common/email.php

 

President Park Geun-hye

1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, Republic of Korea

 

Republic of China (Taiwan)http://english.president.gov.tw/Default.aspx?tabid=537&Step=Write

 

President Ma Ying-jeou

Office of the President, Republic of China (Taiwan)

No. 122, Sec. 1, Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10048, Taiwan (ROC) 

 

Indiahttp://presidentofindia.nic.in/

 

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee

The President's Secretariat

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India – 110 004.

 

Islamic Republic of Pakistanhttp://president.gov.pk/index.php?lang=en&opc=8

 

President Mamnoon Hussain

 

6) Start an Event In Your Neighborhood

 

For information on starting an event, please contact Mr. Omer Kanat, info@iuhrdf.org