A prominent Uyghur human rights advocate and President of World Uyghur Congress Mr Dolkun Isa became a member of The Owner's Honorary Board.
Mr. Isa has appreciated the efforts of The Owner's editors to provide the highest quality information and opinion on the oppression of Uyghurs by the Chinese Communist Party. President of World Uyghur Congress has also praised the initiative to launch a section dedicated to increasing of awareness of the Uyghur genocide among Esteemed Readers of The Owner.
Recognizing current persecution of Uyghurs as genocide by international institutions and governments is our priority in 2021, Mr. Isa told The Owner.
Mr. Isa who has been a president of the World Uyghur Congress since 12 November 2017 is a tireless defender of human rights. He is also co-president of international organisation Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an umbrella for the most prominent organisations gathering the world's most persecuted people.
As a student he led the demonstration on 15 June 1988 in Ürümqi against discriminations and unfair treatments on Uyghurs. After being expelled from the school in the same year he found sanctuary first in Turkey and later in Germany. He helped to co-establish World Uyghur Congress, previously co-establishing World Uyghur Youth Congress in Germany.
Mr Isa as a political scientists and sociologist with academic knowledge of Turkish language and culture is a renowned Uyghur intellectual whose opinion has been highly respected by Western policy makers, diplomats, intelligentsia and people of goodwill.
In December 2020, in an interview with The Owner Mr. Isa stressed that the Chinese Communist Party targets Chinese with a two-fold propaganda on Uyghurs who are portrayed as terrorist threat to Communist regime and as subhumans from the perspective of chauvinistically discriminating Han ideology. He urged, that the world needs to understand that the persecution of Uyghurs by Chinese Communist Party is not a normal act of aggression against individuals, but rather a premeditated endeavor aimed to annihilate the nation with its language, and cultural heritage. We have not yet observed any visible effort to stop the genocide of the Uyghur nation, he emphasised.
In 2008 Mr. Isa called for a boycott of Summer Olympics in Beijing due to a cultural genocide perpetrated against the people of East Turkestan and Tibet.
Beijing has been falsely accusing him of being vice chairman of the East Turkestan Liberation Organization. But it is not true, he emphasised. Although Beijing put him on the list of terrorist, Mr. Isa has condemned all terrorist activities. He has proved with his whole life that he advocates for peaceful changes based on the democracy in which all rights of citizens are respected.
Mr. Isa becoming a member of The Owner's Honorary Board joins Mr. Edwin Meese III, a former US Attorney General, Professor Norman Bailey, a former Special Assistant to US President and Dr. Zalman Shoval, a prominent Israeli diplomat who was actively involved in help for the Soviet Jewry.
The Owner's team expresses gratefulness that he accepted their kind invitation.
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