East Turkestan: Kadeer Seeks Help of Nobel Peace Prize Winner
US-based Chinese dissident Rebiya Kadeer yesterday asked Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed Yunus to help introduce his successful poverty eradication concept among minority Uighur Muslims in
"I wish to congratulate him and hope he can help my people overcome poverty," said Kadeer, among 191 people nominated for the Nobel award this year.
Kadeer, leading a struggle for 8mn Uighurs in
The 58-year-old grandmother spent six years in prison in
Before her arrest, Kadeer was a millionaire businesswoman and her businesses were a source of training and employment for fellow Uighurs. Her companies have come under constant harassment from the Chinese authorities and are now on the verge of collapse.
About 100,000 Uighurs, including her three sons, are languishing in jail for their political and religious beliefs.
Kadeer was nominated by a Swedish parliamentarian for "championing" Uighur rights and for being "one of
Through a spokesman, Annan - himself a Nobel peace laureate - said he was delighted that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 has been awarded to Professor Mohamed Yunus and the Grameen Bank