Genocide and the Olympics
Saturday, February 12, 2022; 09:00–11:00 a.m. EST
No registration required, please join live here: fb.com/UyghurProject
Join the Uyghur Human Rights Project for a discussion of the Chinese government’s genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan and the Olympics. The event will focus on China’s repression of Uyghurs, the IOC’s silence, and corporate complicity in atrocities against Uyghurs.
Dr. Teng Biao is an academic, lawyer and human rights activist. He was formerly a lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, New York University, Hunter College, and Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights.
Dr. Yerbol Yezhenkhan is a Kazakh rights activist from East Turkistan. He was born in Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County of East Turkistan. In 1996, he graduated from Beijing Medical University, and received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of Miami in 2005. He now practices medicine in New Mexico and California, and operates his own private clinic.
Ms. Rose Tang is an artist, activist and journalist. A Mongol from Sichuan, Tang has been protesting the Chinese government since she was a student leader in Tiananmen Movement and surviving the massacre in Beijing in 1989. In 1993, she was the first journalist to cover Chinese Australians’ demonstrations in Sydney against Beijing’s bid for the 2000 Olympics. In 2015, she led a global campaign and an open letter calling on the IOC not to award China the 2022 Olympics.
Maju, is a Hui Islamic scholar, advocate and activist. In 1991, he went to Syria to study at Forgan Academy in Damascus, later he went to Amman, Jordan to study Arabic. In 1994, he studied the history of religion at the Olive University in Tunisia. He now has his own media platform, where he discusses religious persecution and repression in China
Mr. Adiljan Abdukerim is the Director for China Affairs Committee of World Uyghur Congress and Co-Founder and Secretary for Dutch Uyghur Human Rights Foundation. He has a BA in economics from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, Masters in Economy from Bogazci University from Turkey (2009), and an MBA from Nyenrode Business University from Netherlands.
Ilshat Hassan Kokbore, is an activist, writer, and commentator for Radio Free Asia. He is UHRP’s Chinese translator and research consultant, vice chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, and former president of Uyghur American Association.
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Watch the UHRP co-sponsored event examining the implications of these crimes and the need for a policy response.