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
Abdujelil Karakash
Affiliations East Turkestan independence movement
Website http://uygurtv.dyndns.org/

The East Turkestan Information Center (Uyghur: Sherqiy Türkistan Informatsiyon‎; abbreviated ETIC) is a group affiliated with the East Turkestan independence movement. It was founded in Munich, Germany in 1996, and has an office in Washington, D.C.[1]

The ETIC publishes reports on human rights violations and abuses by the Chinese government towards China's ethnic Uyghur population.[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 says could be an excuse for repression of the Uyghur population.[4]

The ETIC's 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.