Family Research Council to Host Event Highlighting Lack of Religious Freedom for Uyghurs in China

CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Joshua Arnold, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, January 16, Family Research Council will host an event that will highlight China’s ongoing repression of the Uyghurs, a Turkic mostly-Muslim minority. The event will feature Jewher Ilham, daughter of Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar promoting ethnic reconciliation, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014. Besides Tohti, 1-3 million Uyghurs are currently detained in China without a judicial process for nothing but maintaining a distinct cultural and religious identity.

WHAT: Discussion of religious freedom for millions of Uyghurs in China who face imprisonment and torture in vast re-education camps designed to strip away their cultural and religious autonomy. FRC President Tony Perkins, who also serves as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, will offer opening remarks.

WHEREFamily Research Council Media Center, 801 G St NW, Washington, DC, 20001 (register for the event here). The event will be livestreamed here.

WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

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