September 18, 2009

WUC Secretary General Released

 
Days of concern have ended with the release of Mr. Dolkun Isa from detention in South Korea.  Mr. Isa returned to Germany after being prevented from attending an international democracy forum, but questions continue to asked about the reasons behind his detention.
 
Mr. Dolkun Isa, Secretary General of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has finally been released from his detention under the supervision of South Korean security forces in Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea.
 
Mr Isa was escorted on to the next available outbound flight via Dubai, securing him a transfer and safe return to Munich, Germany where he has been a citizen since 2006.

Mr. Isa’s purpose in South Korea had been to attend a conference held by the World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA). Due to his detention Mr. Isa was unable to attend and no explanation has been released concerning his detention.  

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes Mr Isa’s release and offers its gratitude to the European Parliament, South Korean authorities, German Embassy and other contributing international bodies for their intervention on Mr Isa’s behalf.
 
Note:To download the press release please click here. (PDF format, 84kb)
 
Documents surrounding Mr. Isa's detention can be found below:
UNPO:Dolkun Isa Detained in South Korea
UNPO: Response to Dolkun Isa's Arrest in South Korea
UNPO: Issues Letter to MEPs

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