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Jakarta Post

Indonesia urged to bring Uighur rights issue to OIC

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 21 2019   /  02:30 am

According to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, at least 2 million Muslim Uighurs and other minorities in China’s Xinjiang region have been forced into “political camps for

Many children have been separated from their parents and siblings, and a lot of Uighurs — including prominent scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, who translated the Quran into the Uighur language — have died in unclear circumstances in the camps, the president of the Uighur American Association Ilshat Hassan Kokbore told The Jakarta Post recently.

Ilshat and his fellow Uighur activists, Omer Kanat from the Uighur Human Rights Project and Turgunjan Alwadun from the World Uighur Congress, visited the Post on the sidelines of their mission to meet with the Indonesian government.

Omer said they wanted to meet with officials at the Religio...