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Uyghur Human Rights Coalition
From: "Kathy Polias"
I just wanted to introduce you to the amazingly devoted, energetic, and hard-working members of the Uyghur Human Rights Coalition's Executive Board, who have been working diligently over the past 6 months to develop the UHRC.
KATHY POLIAS, Executive Director, Actions Committee Chair, email@example.com
Uyghur Human Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 75785
Washington, DC 20013
WUC and NGOs » World Uyghur Congress
Kathy Polias of the World Uyghur Congress then discussed the tragic situation of the Uyghurs in East Turkestan, also known as the Xinxiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Polias highlighted such issues as the theft of valuable resources by the Chinese state and discrimination against Uyghurs by the public and private institutions responsible for this theft.
Delivered by Kathy Polias, ...
Delivered by Kathy Polias, UN Liaison of the WUC, on 15 December 2010 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland:
Thank you, Madame Chair and Madame Independent Expert.
Dolkun Isa, Secretary-General for the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), and Kathy Polias, WUC's United Nations Liaison, represented the organization at the 2010 Forum on Minority Issues from December 14-15, 2010 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
On September 16, 2010, Kathy ...
On September 16, 2010, Kathy Polias spoke on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples on the floor of the 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
She spoke about the Chinese government's treatment of the Uyghur people as an example of governments' use of security campaigns and the global war on terrorism to repress, persecute, and dilute the cultural identities of minorities in their countries.
Ms. Polias delivered the statement under Item 3 of the Human Rights Council agenda -"Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.
Her statement was interrupted three times by China's delegation to the UN Human Rights Council on points of order.
China's delegation claimed that the statement did not fall within the confines of Item 3.
The United States and United Kingdom delegations defended the Society for Threatened Peoples' right to speak.
The UK delegation noted that the Society for Threatened Peoples properly contextualized its statement within Agenda Item 3.
The President of the Human Rights Council permitted Ms. Polias to conclude the statement.
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mehmet Tohti as WUC's Special Representative to European Institutions (European Union, European Commission, and European Parliament) and Ms. Kathy Polias as WUC's United Nations Liaison.
Ms. Polias served as the UN Liaison for the Uyghur American Association, one of WUC's member organizations, from November 2009 through June 2010, during which time she utilized the UN mechanisms, particularly the UN Human Rights Council, to promote the Uyghurs' human rights at the UN.
In June, she was appointed as the UN Liaison of WUC.
In this new capacity, she
is continuing as well as expanding on her
For more information about the rally, please contact: Kathy Polias, United Nations Liaison for the