CHINA’S BRUTE CRACKDOWN AND MASS INCARCERATION OF UYGHUR MUSLIMS

Wed Feb 13 2019 at 06:00 pm to 09:45 pm
London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London, United Kingdom

London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London, United Kingdom

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China’s brute crackdown and mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims 

Solidarity meeting commemorating the 1997 Ghuja Massacre

 

 

Uyghur Muslims have been persecuted for 70 years by the Chinese government since the occupation of East Turkistan (Xinjiang). Today, hundreds of thousands are being interned in camps, forced to denounce their faith, and undergo “re-education” programmes. Subjected to torture, physical extermination, cultural assimilation and social re-engineering, this is Cultural Genocide!

 

 

Wed 13 Feb 2019

6pm–8:45pm

London Muslim Centre

46 London Muslim Centre, London E1 1JQ

 

 

Speakers:

 

Rodney Dixon QC

International human rights lawyer from Temple Garden Chambers, and Associated Independent Counsel at Stoke White. His expertise includes foreign relations, inter-State disputes, the armed forces, international prosecutions & defence, universal jurisdiction, and extradition.

 

Aziz Isa Elkun

From East Turkistan, he is an accomplished poet and independent scholar. Secretary, PEN International Uyghur Centre; researcher at the Uyghur Meshrep in Kazakhstan Project, University of London.

 

Dr Rachel Harris

A Reader in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, specialising on China and Central Asia with a special focus on the Uyghurs. Conducted fieldwork in Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for over 20 years.

 

Prof Paul Reynolds

Foreign policy and international economics specialist having worked in 70+ countries. Formerly with the Central Party School in Beijing, he advises opposition groups in countries facing Chinese-influenced human rights abuses.

 

Dr Anas Altikriti

CEO and Founder of The Cordoba Foundation; President of the Muslim Association of Britain; a leading figure in the Anti-War Movement.

 

Rahime Mahmut

London-based Uyghur Muslim who is a human rights activist, singer, and translator. Her translation of The Land Drenched in Tears, by Soyungul Chanisheff won English Pen Translation Award.

 

Mahmut Turdi Uyghur activist, who was forced to flee his city of Karamay in 2001 due to ongoing political persecution. After a brief stay in Malaysia, he settled in the UK in 2002.

 

Harun Rashid Khan

Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain. A civil engineer by profession, he works for Transport for London where he is a senior manager.

 

Kyaw Win

From Myanmar, he is the chair of the Justice for Rohingya Minority and Executive Director of Burma Human Rights Network.

 

Yuen Chan

British-Hong Kong journalist and TV and radio presenter for many years. Former Chinese University (Hong Kong) senior lecturer and founder of Journalism Educators for Press Freedom

 

All welcome.

 

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