President Tsai denied Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa entry to Taiwan

President of World Uyghur Congress, Dalai Lama and Rebiya Kadeer were all denied entry to Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/10
By: Yu Ping, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

Dolkun Isa (third left) with Nancy Pelosi (center) (Photo courtesy of Yu Ping)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, was denied entry to Taiwan by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a source from Washington D.C. told Taiwan News.

In an exclusive report on June 5, Taiwan News revealed the Tsai administration had denied the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer entry to Taiwan. This is despite the fact that General-Secretary to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) had promised to invite the Dalai Lama to Taiwan on behalf of the president.

Now, a source from Washington D.C. has confirmed that Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, was also denied entry to Taiwan. The news offers a reason for the resignation of former ambassador-at-large, Yang Huang Maysing (楊黃美幸), who said she felt ashamed to call herself a human rights advocate.

The source told Taiwan News that as a German citizen, Isa contacted Taiwan’s representative office in Germany to apply for a visa. He was received by Representative Shieh Jhy-wey (謝志偉), who promised to submit the application to the government, yet the application was denied.    [FULL  STORY]

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