CFU PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 5:30 PM ET
Sabrina Sohail: email@example.com
Campaign For Uyghurs (CFU), calls on President Joe Biden to prioritize human rights concerns in the face of an active genocide, during his upcoming meeting with Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in San Francisco. The recent letter led by Chairman Mike Gallagher on the House Select Committee on China highlights the need for America to challenge Beijing and demand concrete actions against the Uyghur genocide.
CFU fully supports the demands outlined in the letter which include the removal of the exit ban on Ayshem Mamut, mother of Nury Turkel, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Additionally, they demand the release of Dr. Gulshan Abbas, Ekpar Asat, Kamile Wayit, and others held captive by China, as well as the suspension of the “mutual pairing assistance” programs — a key component of forced labor programs in East Turkistan.
Executive Director Rushan Abbas said “I commend the House Select Committee on the CCP in urging President Biden to address the detainment of my sister Gulshan Abbas during his meeting with Xi Jinping. Her unjust and arbitrary detention is just one example of the Chinese regime’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs and American citizens. I implore President Biden to use this opportunity to advocate for her release, as well as the release of other innocent Uyghurs held captive by China. It is crucial that we demand accountability and justice for those who have been subjected to unimaginable suffering.”
The unified support of the 13 representatives on the China Committee demonstrates their commitment to safeguarding the U.S. and its values against the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party. CFU applauds their efforts and offers its collaboration to ensure that human rights remain at the forefront of discussions with China.
CFU calls on President Biden to listen to the esteemed Congress members’ plea and become a champion for justice. We urge him to use his upcoming meeting with Xi Jinping as an opportunity to advocate for the release of prisoners of conscience.