Saturday , 29 January 2022

Organizations, NGO leaders, and human rights advocates, urge United States Soccer Federation to remove Volkswagen as a sponsor due to ties to China

Shabtabnews – In an open letter a group of organizations and individuals who are scholars, NGO leaders, human rights advocates, religious freedom activists, and practitioners, urge the United States Soccer Federation to remove Volkswagen as a presenting sponsor due to Volkswagen continuing to operate a plant in Xinjiang, the Uyghur Region of China.

The letter ends with stating : “Given Volkswagen’s history of deep complicity in the crimes of the Holocaust, its continued refusal to answer urgent questions about its partnership with the Xinjiang government is unacceptable. By removing Volkswagen as a presenting partner, you will send a direct message to its leadership that silence puts it off-limits.”

The letter is signed by following organisations and individuals :


American Alliance for Automotive Corporate Social Responsibility

Australian East Turkistan Association

Australian Uyghur Tangritagh Women’s Association

Belgium Uyghur Association

Boston Uyghur Association

China Aid Association

Christian Coalition for Uyghur Freedom

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office

Dutch Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation

East Turkistan Association of Canada

East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association

East Turkistan Human Rights Observatory Center

East Turkistan Foundation

East Turkistan Union in Europe

Figure 8 Investment Strategies

Friends of Angola

Isa Yusuf Alptekin Foundation

Japan Uyghur Association

Jewish World Watch

Jubilee Campaign USA

No Business With Genocide

Norwegian Uyghur Committee

Nozugum Foundation

René Cassin, the Jewish voice for human rights

Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland

South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation

Sweden Uyghur Education Union

Switzerland Uyghur Association

UK Uighur Association

Uyghur American Association

Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Center

Uyghur Human Rights Project

Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project

Uyghur Transitional Justice Database

United Macedonian Diaspora

Victoria Uyghur Association

World Uyghur Congress

Anila Nicklos M.Ed., CDP

Hamid Gharagozloo

International Organization to Preserve Human Rights

Ida Sefer

President of the Board

Bosnian American Genocide Institute and Education Center

Dr. Jianli Yang

Founder and President

Citizen Power Initiatives for China

Kelly Yaegermann

Upward Spiral Entertainment, Inc.

Dr. Richard L. Benkin

Independent Human Rights Activist

President of Forcefield, NFP

Shariq Abdul Ghani


Minaret Foundation

Teng Biao

Founder and President

China Against the Death Penalty

Thierry Valle


Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience

Vicki Stein Prusnofsky


Hebrew Congregation of Somers

Wang Dan

Founder and Executive Director

Dialogue China

For full details of letter see below link: