Solidarity Rally for Uighurs Held in Ambon

In addition to voicing support for the Uighur community, they also raised IDR 36,614,000 which would later be channeled for the humanitarian programs for the Uighurs.

Ambonese residents held a solidarity action for Uighurs. (ACTNews/Maya)

ACTNews, AMBON – Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) - ACT Maluku along with with the Kesatuan Aksi Mahasiswa Muslim Indonesia (KAMMI) Maluku, Perhimpunan Penggerak Indonesia Sejahtera (PEPES), Community Empowerment (COMMENT), and Islamic Women of Maluku Province are concerned about the humanitarian crisis experienced by ethnic Uighurs. Along with other local organizations and communities, they held a rally called "Maluku Care for Uighurs".

They marched from the Galunggung Field until Al Fatah Mosque in Ambon City on Friday (12/20). In addition to voicing support for the Uighur community, they also raised IDR 36,614,000 which would later be channeled for the humanitarian programs for the Uighurs.

ACT Maluku Branch Manager Wahab Loilatu said that the donations collected will be given to Uighur diaspora that live in a number of countries, such as Turkey. "This is because the Uighur diaspora is generally very poor. The humanitarian assistance is provided in the form of food, scholarships, and winter assistance, "Wahab explained.

Habibi, as the COMMENT’s Head of Trustees greatly appreciated what ACT is doing. "What is being experienced by the Uighurs moves our hearts to take action to raise funds with ACT," Habibi said.

Ambon City community highly appreciates the "Maluku Cares for Uighurs" rally. They hope that the Uighurs can regain their right to worship and return to their homeland without repression. []