Nov 19, 2009

East Turkestan: Rebiya Kadeer Addresses U.S. House of Representatives

Active ImageRebiya Kadeer has given a testimony on China's One-Child Policy in the U.S House of Representatives on November 10, 2009.  Kadeer's testimony calls upon the Chinese government to adhere to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women which was ratified in 1980.  Further calls upon the Chinese government "to end the use of coercion and force, which it officially opposes, when implementing family planning regulations in East Turkestan.  The Chinese government must end its practice of forced abortion and sterilization among Uyghur women, and allow us to exercise our most basic of rights: the right to bear children as we wish, free of state control."


To download Kadeer's testimony, click here.