Rebiya Kadeer — famed Uyghur leader, human rights activist and five-time nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize — has endorsed Jason Remer for Supervisor in Fairfax County’s Braddock District.
“I am proud to endorse Jason Remer and to ask Braddock District residents to vote for him,” Ms. Kadeer said. “Jason is a man who cares about the needs of all people.”
Fairfax County is home to more ethnic Uyghurs than any county in the United States.
Ms. Kadeer, now a Fairfax County resident, was a Chinese political prisoner until then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice secured her release in 2005. While in prison, Ms. Kadeer received the Rafto Prize for human rights activism.
“Rebiya is an amazing woman with a remarkable story,” Mr. Remer said. “I am proud to call Rebiya a friend and supporter, and I look forward to continuing a partnership with her, if elected, to aid and assist those escaping persecution.”