Uighur activist cancels Taiwan visit

The China Post
Date: February 15, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer has decided to back out from accepting

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) chairman Liu I-te (劉一德), left, Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, center and TSU Department of Organization director Chang Chao-lin (張兆林), pose for photograph in Tokyo on Monday, Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of the Taiwan Solidarity Union)

an invitation to visit Taiwan in March, a pro-Taiwan independence opposition party said on Tuesday, citing obstruction of “certain people.”

The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU, 台聯), which had previously announced Rebiya acceptance of the party’s invitation in January, said the party was disappointed to learn that the international human rights activist decided to cancel her planned visit to the country.

The TSU said the party learned the news on Monday, when the party chairman Liu I-te (劉一德) and TSU Department of Organization director Chang Chao-lin (張兆林) met with Rebiya in Tokyo to discuss the details of her visit.

During the meeting, the activist told the pair that she would need to think twice before visiting Taiwan, TSU said in a released statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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