T. Kumar is the Advocacy Director for Asia & Pacific at
the Amnesty International-USA in Washington D.C.
In an interview with Voice of America’s Bangla service, Mr.
Kumar talked about media censorship, Beijing Olympics and the oppression of
Uighur Muslims. He said "China promised the international community, when
bidding for the Olympics, that they'll improve human rights, and they will also
provide freedom for the international media. In both issues they have
As for the Uighur Muslims he noted that - "even
before the Olympics was announced, situation was extremely bad for
them. Uighurs face one of the worst human rights abuse in China. Ever
since 9/11 China is using War on Terror as a justification to imprison, torture
and execute the Uighur political prisoners. They prevent anyone under age of 18
to go to the mosque". Mr. Kumar said, "the only people who can
make a difference are - our President Bush and other leaders who are going