giovedì 13 maggio 2021

Missing Uyghur steals the show at embassy event on China’s ‘genocide’

(John L. Allen Jr., Crux) Without even logging in, a physician and human rights activist named Harri Uyghur managed to steal the show during an on-line event Tuesday sponsored by the US Embassy to the Holy See on the plight of Uyghur people in China, offering a powerful reminder of the human impact of repression. Uyghur, born in the Chinese province of Xinjiang into the ethnic minority whose name he shares, came to prominence in 2017 when his parents were detained in one of China’s notorious internment camps. (Current estimates are that more than a million Uyghurs are languishing in those camps.) He launched a campaign called #FreeMyParents, which led to their liberation a year later. (...)