Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2019 / 19:00 pm
A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify on Tuesday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the unfolding human rights crisis in China.
The hearing was titled "Authoritarianism with Chinese Characteristics: Political and Religious Human Rights Challenges in China" and was hosted by the Foreign Affairs' Committee's Subcommittee on Asia, Pacific and Nonproliferation.
"Stop allowing China to take away freedom so totally in Xinjiang, in Tibet, increasingly in Hong Kong, and even here on your own soil," said Ferkat Jawdat, a Uighur American who testified before the subcommittee.
"Xinjiang security officials freely deliver threats, psychologically torture, and extortion, against your laws, to silence your own citizens here," he told memebrs of Congress on Dec. 10.