Uyghurs’ Deep Gratitude for Indonesian Voices of Conscience


January 19, 2019 | Tempo | By Omer Kanat

Indonesia has earned the deep gratitude of Uyghurs around the world. I add my heartfelt thanks for the compassion that Indonesians have shown for the suffering of my people.

Indonesia is the first country where grassroots civil society has expressed widespread outrage about Beijing’s brutal treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. The Indonesian Ulema Council and Muhammadiyah are asking the government to take urgent action, and calling on the UN and the OIC to address the Uyghur crisis.

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