Uyghur Rights at 10th Annual Interfaith Interethnic Conference

From April 27-30 2015, a group of democracy activists assembled to discuss interethnic and interfaith solutions to improve the situation of human rights in China. The conference was organized by Initiatives for China, and featured a number of prominent Uyghur speakers as well as Tibetans, Mongolians Han Chinese, Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Muslims, Buddhists, and people from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

In this video of highlights from a talk by UHRP Chinese Outreach Coordinator Zubayra Shamseden, she discusses the economic, cultural, religious and linguistic dimensions of human rights concerns for Uyghurs. UHRP began its initiative to produce Chinese language documentation of Uyghur human rights by launching a Chinese website in October 2013: chinese.uhrp.org. Like the Interfaith Interethnic Conference, the website aims to build bridges between the Uyghur community and Han Chinese human rights and democracy activists, as well as the Mandarin speaking public.

A separate video of the full speech is also available here (in Chinese and English) from Initiatives for China, as well as videos from a panel on religious persecution (in Chinese) featuring UAA Vice President Ilshat and a panel on environmental protection (in Uyghur and Chinese) featuring WUC spokesman Dolkun Isa.

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