Alim Seytoff, President, Uyghur American Association Mr. Seytoff delivered the following speech at a panel discussion organized by Initiatives for China on January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC: Photo courtesy Initiatives for China Good afternoon everyone. First, I want to thank Dr. Yang Jianli and Initiatives for China for organizing this rather timely panel discussion on the…

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Matt James, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project The latest to emerge on four Uyghurs released from Guantanamo to Bermuda is an interview by Maureen Callahan with three of the four men for an opinion piece in the New York Post. After 9/11 the US military held 22 Uyghur men at Guantanamo, all of whom were…

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Matt James, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project Dr. Pan Guang is Vice Chairman of Shanghai’s Center for International Studies. He spoke last week on the topic “Understanding China’s Role in Central Asia and Afghanistan,” at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, D.C., webcast here online.  Regarding the Uyghurs’ role in this relationship, Pan made only brief…

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Amy Reger, Researcher, Uyghur Human Rights Project It is not often that those involved in the Uyghur human rights movement have the chance to speak directly, in any forum, with members of Chinese officialdom (or quasi-officialdom). Though Uyghur leaders have repeatedly called for dialogue with the Chinese government, and Chinese officials have visited Washington, D.C.…

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