June 18, 2020
By Rabiye Kadeer
The president of the most powerful country signs the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3744)
We, the people of East Turkistan, are not just a group of oppressed people, but we have also been abandoned and forgotten by the world community. Now, for the first time in 70 years, a country—the United States of America—has introduced our cause into its law by declaring to China and the rest of the world that we are not alone in our fight for human rights and freedom. If we consider being ruled by one of the most violent and backward imperialist countries in the world as the most the bitter part of our fate as a people, having the most powerful country in the world, the US, as our first public supporter is a bright sign for our future. On top of that, we had the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 signed into law with the signature of President Donald Trump, one of the most outspoken and decisive presidents in the history of the US.
If some news reports sourced from Mr. Joe Bolton are true, this would mean that President Trump may have had a difficult time understanding our problems because of China’s deception and trickery. However, yesterday, President Trump confirmed that he is capable and vigilant president by unwaveringly signing the law on Uyghur human rights. I am fully confident that President Trump—who stood firm with his decision to build a wall on the Mexican border despite facing heavy criticism in his country and who did not allow Chinese passengers to cross the US border despite the World Health Organization’s advice not to take excessive action in relation to the Chinese virus—will stick to his decision and strongly enforce the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.
I hope that the Act will play a key role in Uyghurs’ fight for freedom!
Leader of the Uyghur National Movement
June 18, 2020
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