Jewher Ilham at the United Nations on Monday, taking part in a forum about religious freedom. She spoke about her father, Ilham Tohti, who is serving a life sentence in China on separatist-related charges. Photo: YouTube

Donald Trump’s UN call for an end to religious persecution omits the Uygurs of China’s Xinjiang

  • The US president spoke at an event that featured testimony about an imprisoned Uygur scholar, yet made no mention of China’s mass internment of Muslims
  • To some, that absence was glaring; to others, the invitation to a Uygur individual to speak was significant in itself
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Jewher Ilham at the United Nations on Monday, taking part in a forum about religious freedom. She spoke about her father, Ilham Tohti, who is serving a life sentence in China on separatist-related charges. Photo: YouTube
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