Uyghur student reported missing in Hong Kong by a rights organisation after texting that he was questioned by police


The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is an international organization advocating for the rights of Uyghur people in East Turkistan (aka “Xinjiang concentration camps”). In response to reports of a Uyghur student in Hong Kong disappearing after texting that he was interrogated by police, WUC said in a press release that the organization was “deeply concerned” and urged Hong Kong authorities and relevant international organizations to investigate the matter and ensure the student’s safety and freedom. WUC also stated that, amid a broader background of increasing government surveillance and eroding essential civil liberties, “it is not unreasonable to presume that this student is in grave danger and may potentially be forcibly disappeared by the Chinese authorities”. WUC demanded that the student be released immediately and that the authorities investigate the incident and protect all Uyghur students in Hong Kong. WUC also called on the United Nations human rights mechanisms to “pressure China into immediately releasing the student and to act to safeguard the safety and freedom of the Uyghur people worldwide”.