Over a million Uyghurs and Turkic people are held in internment camps in the Uyghur region, exposed to harsh detention conditions, sexual violence, and the suppression of culture and religious practice. Gülbahar Jalilova was arbitrarily detained for sixteen months: now in exile, she has decided to speak out on what she has been through as a woman detainee, despite the very high risks she faces.
Last February, ten UN independent experts wrote to the Chinese government about her case, raising grave concern about violations of international human rights and requesting explanations. What is the impact of this letter? What can the United Nations do to push for greater documentation, accountability, and justice for victims?
This event will be held in English, with Uyghur and French interpretation.
In order to attend the event, please RSVP here.
25 May 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
- Gülbahar Jalilova
- Elizabeth Broderick, Chair of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
- Zumretay Arkin, Programme & Advocacy Manager, World Uyghur Congress
- Raphael Viana David, International Service for Human Rights