PRESS RELEASE: UK/China – ‘Uighurs: China’s forgotten Muslims’ – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom, launching 14 March 2009


Islamic Human Rights Commission

19 February 2009

PRESS RELEASE: UK/China – ‘Uighurs: China ‘s forgotten Muslims’ – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom, launching 14 March 2009

Uighurs: China ‘s forgotten Muslims – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom Organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

The photo exhibition is aimed at building public awareness for this Chinese Muslim community in China as well as highlighting the injustices and human rights abuses they suffer. The photographs to be on display are from Swedish photographer Per Engstrom’s recent visits to the region.

Confirmed speakers include:
Per Engstrom, Journalist and Photographer
Enver Tohti Bugda, UK Uighur Association
Kaiser Abdurusul ÖzHun, President of International Pen Uyghur Centre and Researcher of Silk Road Art in Sotheby’s Art Institute London
Angelos Rallis, Journalist and Photographer

Venue: Abrarhouse, 45 Crawford Place , London , W1H 4LP
Launch date: 14 March 2009 ( London 15 – 18 March)
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Nearest Tube Station: Edgware Road (Bakerloo Line) and Marble Arch (Central Line)

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Sponsored by: Federation of Students’ Islamic Societies (FOSIS) and the UK Uighur Association (UUA)

For more information about the event or to register attendance, please contact the IHRC Events Officer on (+44) 7782 403002 ( For press enquiries, please contact the IHRC Press Officer on (+44) 20 8904 4222. Press must pre-register with the Events Officer to attend the launch.[ENDS]
The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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