Life sentence for Uyghur scholar Rahile Dawut confirmed by US group

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September 21, 2023 | Radio Free Asia | By Paul Eckert

“This is devastating news,” said Omer Kanat, executive director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group. “A life sentence for a person who serves her people with integrity and compassion is a true outrage.”

“The Chinese state has taken a wrecking ball to any expressions of Uyghurness outside of its purview. As a gifted academic documenting Uyghur knowledge, targeting Rahile is no coincidence,” said Henryk Szadziewski, research director at the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

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