… as is Uighur dissident Rabia Kadir, leading Chinese Embassy to protest

Exiled Uighur activist Rabia Kadir is also attending Václav Havel’s two-day conference in Prague, newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes has reported. The Chinese Embassy has made a formal complaint to the Czech Foreign Ministry about Miss Kadir’s visit, the newspaper said. A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Prague told the paper that the embassy had made the decision to protest against the visit, and that Miss Kadir’s reception could have a negative impact upon Czech-Chinese relations. Organisers of the Forum 2000 conference on human rights in Asia said that Miss Kadir, as one of the foremost campaigners for China’s Uighur minority’s human rights, would certainly have a great deal to add to the next two days’ discussion.

Author: Rosie Johnston