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Yidiresi Aishan


Idris Hasan (also known as Yidiresi Aishan) is a Uyghur human rights defender originally from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. After moving to Turkey in 2012, he became active in the Uyghur diaspora and provided translation assistance to other Uyghur exiles in Turkey. He later began to actively participate in an Uyghur diaspora newspaper in Turkey, assist other activists in media advocacy, and help collect testimonies on human rights violations in Xinjiang.

China General Context

Chinese human rights defenders work across a wide spectrum of issues, engaging with rights violators on numerous levels. Many of China’s most prominent and most stringently prosecuted defenders have worked to protect the health and well-being of victims of physically harmful government and corporate practice, including forced abortion, food health scandals, environmental pollution, and corrupt or negligent government action leading to preventable loss of life.