Rabiye Qadir , former president of World Uyghur Congress
I recently received an anonymous message about a prison escape in Korla, East Turkistan, in which three policemen and ten prisoners were killed, and five prisoners escaped. At first, I found this hard to believe, considering the current structure and strict system of Chinese prisons.
A verdict has been reached in the trial of Gorge Floyd’s killer, and justice has been done. The result has touched the hearts of millions of people around the world, not just in the United States. I think one of the people affected is Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, who tweeted last year “I can’t breathe” in sympathy with. George Floyd.
The Lithuanians are one of the world’s peoples who can both fully understand the pain of Uyghur People in China and feel it in their hearts. They witnessed both the Nazi and Soviet massacres and gained independence only by fighting great empires for nearly 100 years, giving them much in common with the Uyghurs, who have been fighting against Manchu and Chinese imperialism for 200 years and facing genocide more recently. In these darkest days in Uyghur history, I call with the highest hopes on Lithuania’s Parliament to extend humanitarian recognition to the Uyghurs.