Rebiya Kadeer, Mother of Uyghurs
Rebiya Kadeer hardly looks like a terrorist. She’s 63, smallish, and speaks in measured tones. But she’s emerged as the key figure in the fight for Uyghur autonomy. The Uyhgurs are the dominant ethnic group of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, run sternly by Beijing. Kadeer, once in the Chinese establishment, rebelled against Beijing’s repressive tactics and was jailed.
- Saturday, 29 June 2013