Rebiya Kadeer, known as the acknowledged global leader of the Uyghur people, will read a statment from Lantos Foundation President, Katrina Lantos Swett, during tomorrow's Rally in support of the Uyghur's.
Media Advisory: Uyghur Freedom Rally
For immediate release
Contact: +1 (202) 478-1920
WHAT: Rally supporting the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act & UIGHUR Act
WHERE: Freedom Plaza -1455 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
WHO: Members of Congress, human rights leaders, Uyghur Americans, representatives of Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish faith communities, concerned citizens.
Join us April 6th to add your voice to those urging swift action by the U.S. Congress, U.S. Administration, and the international community. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act (H.R. 649 & S. 178) and the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response (UIGHUR) Act (H.R. 1025) are currently pending in the Congress. It is time for international action to end Chinese government’s brutal repression of the Uyghur people. The Chinese government has established a militarized police state equipped with cutting-edge surveillance technology in the Uyghur homeland of East Turkestan, and has swept an estimated 1.5 to 2 million people into a massive system of ethnic-concentration camps.
Experts have called the persecution of Uyghurs in China “a massive crime against humanity” and a case of “Never Again” happening again in the 21st century.
We will be joined by Members of Congress and speakers from numerous civil society organizations including Amnesty International, World Uyghur Congress, Uyghur American Association, Uyghur Human Rights Project, East Turkistan Association of Canada, Campaign for Uyghurs, Uyghur Academy USA, Uyghur Rally, International Campaign for Tibet, Soundvision, and Burma Task Force.
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is a human rights research, reporting and advocacy organization. Our mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, raise awareness of abuses of Uyghurs' human rights, and support the right of the Uyghur people to use peaceful, democratic means to determine their own political future.
UHRP was founded in 2004 as part of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), a Uyghur diaspora group which works to promote the preservation and flourishing of a rich, humanistic and diverse Uyghur culture. In partnership with UAA, in 2016 UHRP began operations as an independent group.