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Exiled Uyghur leader predicts UN debate on Xinjiang next year

OHCHR report awakens previously silent countries, says Dolkun Isa

Dolkun Isa, the leader of the World Uyghur Congress, spoke to Nikkei Asia in Tokyo on Sept. 29. (Photo by Shoichiro Taguchi)

TOKYO -- The leader of an organization of exiled Uyghurs believes a turning point will come next year when the U.S., U.K. and other countries table a debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on treatment of Uyghurs and Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, an autonomous region in western China.

Dolkun Isa, president of the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress, said in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia that the process is still ongoing, but he is aware of the change in international sentiment.

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