Ms. Kadeer expressed her sincere condolences on recent passing of Liu Xiaobo

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:44 -- Kanat

I would like to offer my sincerest condolences on behalf of the Uyghur National Movement to the family of Liu Xiaobo for his untimely death this morning. I send my thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to those who were close with him, and especially his wife, Liu Xia, who demonstrates admirable strength in the face of adversity. A Nobel laureate and courageous advocate for democracy and free speech, Mr. Liu dedicated his life to protect the rights of others. He was unable to accept it while serving an 11-year jail term after being wrongly accused and jailed by the Chinese Communist regime.

 The Chinese government unjustly detained him and refused his medical treatment outside of China. Mr. Liu and his wife, as well as nations around the world urged the CCP to allow him to receive proper medical care, only to be rejected until it caused his death. This is a common practice by the Chinese government that must be ended immediately. We condemn the actions of the Chinese government and those who contributed to the unjust death of this courageous advocate, and their blatant apathy towards human rights

 His unwavering determination inspires us every day to continue the fight for human rights across China and beyond. Around the world Mr. Liu was admired his resolute stance on democracy and human rights, his loss and legacy reminds us we must never stop speaking out for the rights of others to live.

Rebiya Kadeer