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Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

Dolkun Isa, President of World Uyghur Congress

(The speech and Q & A will be in English)

The world's attention has turned in recent months to China's treatment of the Uyghur people in the western province of Xinjiang, where a U.S. congressional report has estimated at least one million people could be imprisoned in "re-education" camps.

Fifteen Western diplomats this week wrote an official letter to request a meeting with Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, seeking an explanation for the human rights abuses of the Muslim-majority Uyghur people. The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded furiously, saying the diplomats should stop "interfering."

Dolkun Isa, the exiled leader of the World Uyghur Congress, has urged the United Nations Security Council to take action on China over the use of detention camps. He says that about three million people were being held for indefinite periods with no means of contacting family members.

Isa is a former student-leader of the pro-democracy demonstrations at Xinjiang University in 1988. He fled to Turkey in 1994 under fear of detention, became a German citizen in 1996 and helped establish the World Uyghur Youth Congress.

5F Marunouchi Nijubashi Bldg., 3-2-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

〒100-0005 東京都千代田区丸の内3-2-3 丸の内二重橋ビル5階

Doors open for TV at 14:00. For all others at 14:20, still cameras included.

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