Indonesia Shamelessly Abandons Uyghurs
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Indonesia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, September 26, 2022.
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In 2019, when my Human Rights Watch colleagues visited Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, they sought meetings with government officials and opinion leaders to encourage them to speak up against the discrimination and abuses suffered by Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, China. Instead of an enthusiastic reception, they encountered a wall of silence.
While civil society activists expressed concern about Chinese government human rights violations, some Indonesian Muslim leaders criticized the “American media” or “Western organizations” for mischaracterizing the situation in Xinjiang. …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch