An Inconvenient Genocide

An Inconvenient Genocide
(AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)

When Rayhan Asat met her younger brother Ekpar for dinner in Washington, DC one February night in 2016, they each had reason to celebrate. In three months, Rayhan would graduate from Harvard Law School with a master's degree, the first Uyghur to do so and thus a source of Asat family pride. But Rayhan was just as delighted by her brother's success. A tech entrepreneur and social media star in their hometown of Urumqi in northwest China, Ekpar had been invited to Washington by the U.S. State Department under its prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.

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