at the Belgium Parliament
From: Enver Can
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001
HEARING AT THE Belgium PARLIAMENT ON
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EASTERN
TURKESTAN AND SITUATION OF UYGHURS
IN KAZAKHSTAN Mr. Esqer Jan (Can)
the secretary general of Eastern
Turkestan "Uyghuristan" National
Congress briefed European
parlamentarians on Wednesday, 10th
of January 2001, on the human rights
violations in Eastern Turkestan, and
the situation of Uyghur community in
Kazakhstan. The Briefing was
co-sponsored by Amnesty
International Section in Belgium;
The Tibet Initiative group of
Belgium and a parlamentarian of the
Green Party in the European
Parliament. The one-day Hearing was
moderated by the head of Tibet
Initiative group of Belgium Ms.
Veronique Goffe. Head of the Amnesty
International Section in Belgium Ms.
Dominique Demees spoke also to the
parlamentarians about the human
rights violations perpetuated on
Uyghurs in Eastern Turkestan. Mr.
Lawrenc Deuardin of the Tibet
Initiative Belgium briefed the
parlamentarians about the situation
of the Uyghur community in
Kazakhstan.There are now about 400
(four hundred) Uyghurs from
Kazakhstan who sought asylum in
Belgium. Mr. Umit Hamit, head of the
Youth Committee of the ETNC gave a
speech about the problems of the
Uyghur youth in Eastern Turkestan.
After the Hearing all the speakers
jointly attended a press Conference.
Mr. Esqer Jan was also interviewed
by the RTBF television, one of the
main TV sitations of Belgium. The
leaders of Eastern Turkestan "Uyghuristan"
National Congress attended the
Hearing at the European Parliament
on special invitation from the
Enver Can president
Eastern Turkestan "Uyghuristan"
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