Shinzo Abe was a friend  of the oppressed and an enemy of injustice

My family and I are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic death of the former Prime Minister of Japan ,Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe was a leader who encouraged me to visit Japan many times to give 100+ speeches in more than 30 cities. He was a sharp-witted statesman who understood the criticality  of the Uyghur situation long before the Uyghur Genocide openly began. In fact, he predicted that it would happen. He mentioned the Uyghur issue in a meeting with former Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2008, when the Uyghur situation was not internationally known. He also expressed concern about the Uyghur situation when he met with bloodthirsty Xi Jinping in 2019. Unfortunately, even then, Xi Jinping knew no bounds in violence and felt incomparable in power.
With the support of Shinzo Abe, Japan became one of the most important overseas bases for the East Turkestan independence struggle, and he became a friend of Uyghur activists. Siding with the world’s most oppressed nation requires a strong sense of justice from a country’s leader. It also takes great courage to speak out against one of the world’s most violent national leaders—Xi Jinping—and recount his mistakes to his face. Shinzo Abe cultivated these qualities in himself and contributed not only to the prosperity of Japan but also to worldwide peace.
The world needs more intelligent and courageous statesmen like Shinzo Abe if it is to become more beautiful, prosperous, peaceful, and just. His death is a loss not only for the Japanese people but also for the oppressed Uyghur people. There is now a huge void in the fight for peace and justice. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest condolences to the Japanese people and Shinzo Abe’s family.
Finally, I would like to wish for the birth and growth of thousands of Shinzo Abyssinians in Japan.
Rabiye Qadir, Leader of Uyghur National Movement