The Guardian: ‘Nowhere to be found’: Harvard coalition says US must fight to free young Uighur

Rayhan holds photo of her “disappeared” brother, Ekpar Asat,
 (Photo: Guardian)


‘Nowhere to be found’: 
 Harvard coalition says US must fight to free young Uighur

Exclusive: More than 70 Harvard student organisations sign open letter urging US state department to take stronger action over Ekpar Asat.
Helen Davidson@heldavidson
Fri 1 Jan 2021 06.00 EST

The US government must do more to demand China release a Uighur man who was […sentenced to serve] 15 years after participating in a state department exchange program, a coalition of Harvard University schools and student groups has said.

Ekpar Asat, a young entrepreneur from Xinjiang, disappeared in 2016 after returning from the US where he had been on the exchange program and visited his sister Rayhan, a Harvard law student. He had promised to come back to the US in a few months with their parents to watch her become Harvard’s first ever Uighur graduate.

“My brother and I were…”

(ChinaAid—May 07, 2021) Regarding Rayhan’s fight to find and free her brother, Bob Fu, PhD, founder of ChinaAid, said:

Rayhan, the brilliant but discouraged sister of Ekpar Asa, also the first Uygur to graduate from Harvard University, has fought hard for her brother. A Chinese Communist Party court unjustly sentenced Ekpar to serve15 years in prison for his ethnicity.


President Biden should speak publicly on behalf of Rayhan’s brother.


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He devises wicked plans 
To destroy the poor with lying words, 
Even when the needy speaks justice.
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