East Turkestan Information Center

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East Turkestan Information Center
Formation 1996
Founder Abdujelil Karakash
Type NGO
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Region served East Turkestan
President Abdujelil Karakash
Affiliations East Turkestan independence movement
Staff 70
Website http://uygurtv.dyndns.org/
Designated as a terrorist organization by China

East Turkestan Information Center (ETIC) is a group related to the East Turkestan independence movement. It was founded in Munich in 1996, and has an office in Washington, D.C.[1]

The ETIC publishes reports on abuses against Uyghurs.[2]

On December 15 2003, the ETIC was designated as a terrorist organization by the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China,[3] which Oxford Analytica sees could be an excuse for increased repression of the Uyghur population.[4]

ETIC head Abdujelil Karakash was quoted by the UNHCR saying:[2]

We have no connection with terrorists. Actually, China itself is a terrorist. It occupied our territory, our soil, our riches. Every day, it sends about 30,000 Chinese to East Turkestan, and 100 percent of them stay there.

—Abdujelil Karakash


  1. ^ John Pike (2003-12-15). "Uighurs". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2004-01-25). "Refworld | Kyrgyz rights activists call for end to deportation of Uighurs to China". UNHCR. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  3. ^ "China seeks int'l support in counter-terrorism(12/15/03)". China-embassy.org. 2003-12-15. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  4. ^ "China increases suppression in Xinjiang". Oxford Analytica. Retrieved 2012-10-09.