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  • Let’s write for freedom, let the “Wild pigeon” go free!

    Aziz Isa ElkunSecretary of PEN International Uyghur Centrewww.azizisa.org/en ئەركىنلىك ئۈچۈن يازايلى، «ياۋا كەپتەر» ئەركىن پەرۋاز قىلسۇن * Presentation at “The First International Conference of Four-PEN Platform” held in Malmö City hall in Sweden on 28 August 2017. Dear ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues of the PEN, I am honoured to be here to speak on behalf of the Uyghur PEN Center and for the Uyghur people who are almost entirely denied freedom of expression by China in this digital era of the 21st century ! As we are writers, translators and intellectuals in many artistic and cultural fields gathered here to find common ground – the slogan ‘no enemies, no hatred’ is easily said, but in the current reality for Uyghurs in their homeland of East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), who are now suffering from unprecedented oppression and lack of rights, this is a hard goal to achieve. But the hate that separates us from each other – which may be based on race, religion or gender or other types of discrimination – will fail, because that hate is artificially bred by governments or other power holders to achieve their aims. The history of humanity always reminds us that tolerance and forgiveness are the only remedies that can achieve peace and prosperity for all of us in the global village. The author of the “Wild Pigeon” – Numuhammet Yasin – is still kept in a Chinese prison since 2004. I recently found an old newspaper dating back to 1992, in which our poems were published in the same column. But I am free and my colleague is in prison. I was at university in the same year as Ilham Tohti, and until few months before his arrest, we kept email exchange. Now he is sentenced […]

     
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    KHAMITZHAN  KHAMRAYEV President of the Uyghur PEN CenterEmail: hamra@mail.ru  KHAMITZHAN  KHAMRAYEV (Hamid Hamrayev) was born in Kazakhstan. He studied at the University of Uzbekistan. Later, under the EU program, he studied in France and Belgium. Worked as a teacher at the school and researcher at the Institute of Uighur studies of the AS Kazakhstan. Scientist, translator, writer.The author of numerous scientific publications. Translated from Uyghur into Russian a large number of poetic and prosaic works of Uyghur authors. From French to Russian translated the book by R.Grusse “The Empire of the Steppes.” The author of the dilogy (2 books) “Way tu Gulja” and tetralogy (4 books) “Mission of Khojas”. Since 2009 – General Secretary, 2014 – The President of the International Uyghur PEN Center. AZIZ ISA ELKUN Secretary of Uyghur PEN CentreEmail: azizisaa@gmail.com Aziz Isa Elkun is a writer and academic. He was born in Shayar County in East Turkistan. He graduated from Urumchi University. He has been living in London since 2001. In London, he studied at Birkbeck University. He has published many poems, stories, and research articles in both Uyghur and and English language (www.azizisa.org). He has co-authored English language articles in Inner Asia and Central Asian Survey (‘Invitation to a Mourning Ceremony’: Perspectives on the Uyghur Internet and Islam by smartphone: reading the Uyghur Islamic revival on WeChat’). From 2013, he worked as a Research Assistant on the “Sounding Islam China” project in SOAS, University of London. In 2012, he published his first book “Journey from Danube river to the Orkhun valley” in Uyghur. He is an active member of the exile Uyghur Community and founder of a Uyghur music group – the London Uyghur Ensemble. Since September 2017, he has served as Secretary of the PEN International Uyghur Centre (www.uyghurpen.org). Since September 2018, he is working as a Researcher Affiliate on a […]

     
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    KHAMITZHAN  KHAMRAYEV President of the Uyghur PEN CenterEmail: hamra@mail.ru  KHAMITZHAN  KHAMRAYEV (Hamid Hamrayev) was born in Kazakhstan. He studied at the University of Uzbekistan. Later, under the EU program, he studied in France and Belgium. Worked as a teacher at the school and researcher at the Institute of Uighur studies of the AS Kazakhstan. Scientist, translator, writer.The author of numerous scientific publications. Translated from Uyghur into Russian a large number of poetic and prosaic works of Uyghur authors. From French to Russian translated the book by R.Grusse “The Empire of the Steppes.” The author of the dilogy (2 books) “Way tu Gulja” and tetralogy (4 books) “Mission of Khojas”. Since 2009 – General Secretary, 2014 – The President of the International Uyghur PEN Center. AZIZ ISA ELKUN Secretary of Uyghur PEN CentreEmail: azizisaa@gmail.com Address: Unit 35866, PO Box 6945, London, W1A 6US, UK  Aziz Isa Elkun is a writer and academic. He was born in Shayar County in East Turkistan. He graduated from Urumchi University. He has been living in London since 2001. In London, he studied at Birkbeck University. He has published many poems, stories, and research articles in both Uyghur and and English language (www.azizisa.org). He has co-authored English language articles in Inner Asia and Central Asian Survey (‘Invitation to a Mourning Ceremony’: Perspectives on the Uyghur Internet and Islam by smartphone: reading the Uyghur Islamic revival on WeChat’). From 2013, he worked as a Research Assistant on the “Sounding Islam China” project in SOAS, University of London. In 2012, he published his first book “Journey from Danube river to the Orkhun valley” in Uyghur. He is an active member of the exile Uyghur Community and founder of a Uyghur music group – the London Uyghur Ensemble. Since September 2017, he has served as Secretary of the PEN International Uyghur Centre (www.uyghurpen.org). Since September […]