Uighur independence activist invited by minor party to visit Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/24
By: Lu Hsin-hui, Ku Chuan, Chen Chia-lun and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) A minor political party in Taiwan has invited World Uighur Congress President

CNA file photo

Rabiye Qadir to visit the island in March, plunging Taiwanese authorities into a quandary as to whether to issue a visa to her.

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), a pro-independence political party with no seats in the Legislature, said on Tuesday that Qadir accepted its invitation and hopes the Democratic Progressive Party government will grant her a visa.

During a press conference, TSU played a video showing Qadir expressing her support for “all campaigns by Taiwanese to win true freedom” and soliciting support from Taiwanese for her campaign.

“Taiwan, East Turkestan (Xinjiang), Tibet and South Mongolia (Inner Mongolia) share a common destiny; they must help each other, communicate with each other and exchange their experiences,” she was shown saying.    [FULL  STORY]

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