torsdag 19. august 2021

‘To Save The Uyghurs Is to Save The World’: Interview

Nathan Duddles is an American scholar whose family has been hiking a nearly 500-mile-long trail in Colorado since July 12 to raise awareness of the human rights crisis involving Muslim Uyghurs in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Duddles lived and taught in the XUAR and in neighboring Kazakhstan for nearly two decades, learning both Mandarin Chinese and the Uyghur language. His U.S.-based NGO, the Silk Road Peace Project, advocates for Uyghurs and raises awareness about the situation in XUAR, which several Western governments and legislatures have determined to constitute genocide or crimes against humanity. 

Duddles spoke with reporter Adile Ablet of RFA’s Uyghur Service on Aug. 13 about his seven-week “Freedom Trek” to inform fellow hikers about the rights abuses being committed by China against the Uyghurs.