Launch of Irish Uyghur cultural association attended by World Uyghur Congress president


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Rushan Abbas, Nuria Zyden, and David O’Brien, at the launch of the Uyghur Irish Cultural Association in Dublin on Friday Living in Ireland for the past decade and a half, Nuria Zyden, an Irish citizen and member of the small Irish Uyghur community, has been fearful of speaking publicly about the Chinese government’s campaign of oppression in Xinjiang. “I came to Ireland but still I was living with fear. I never could say what I was really experiencing, what was happening to me,” she says. Zyden, along with Irish academic David O’Brien, who specialises in ethnic identity in China, has...