Ms Rebiya Kadeer: Why China Needs to Recognise the Rights of the Uighur People


Wednesday, October 14, 2009 –




St Johns in the City Hall, corner Dixon and Willis Streets, Wellington.

Come to hear this passionate advocate for the mainly Muslim people of East Turkistan/Xinjiang speak on the discrimination they face in China’s western province.

Ms Kadeer, the exiled president of the World Uighur Congress, was jailed for six years for speaking out against the human rights violations in her homeland.

The Chinese government calls her a ‘terrorist’ and has leaned on several governments not to grant her a visa. Last month the Chinese Embassy unsuccessfully tried to stop Maori Television showing the moving film of her life,

The 10 Conditions of Love.

Come and judge for yourself