Dear mother,This letter is written by your son Khahar and daughter Roxingul, together with your younger brother Memet Kadeer.
You once were the richest person in Xinjiang just because you were granted a lot of business opportunities and convenience by the Communist Party of China and the Government. But, despite repeated leniency of the Party and the Government, you ended up in prison under other people's enticement. You were allowed to go to the United States thanks to, once again, our government's leniency. You pledged to our government not to participate in any separatist activity before you departed for the United States. You broke your words anyway. Mother! We all long for a stable life. In Xinjiang, which is like a big family to people of different ethnic groups, none of us has ever experienced a violent incident as cruel as what happened on July 5 (in Urumqi). Because of you, so many innocent people lost their lives in Urumqi on July 5, and so many houses, shops and vehicles were burnt or damaged. The harmony and unity among ethnic groups were undermined. Why does this happen?
Xinjiang is a happy home to the people of various ethnic groups. It is impossible for anyone to simply destroy it, nor will the people forgive anyone who damages their homes. Mother, despite so many things you have done, the Government treats us very nicely. We are often told, "Your mother is responsible for things she did. It has nothing to do with you."
Because you went to the United States immediately after you were released on parole, you have no idea how much Xinjiang has changed. People are living a good life here. There are no difference between ethnic groups so long as you're willing to work hard. There are many Uygur millionaires and countless new buildings in Urumqi, and Uygur people enjoy various preferential policies from the government. Isn't this the result of good policy of the Government?
No one wants this happy home destroyed. Please think about the happiness of us and your grandchildren. Don't destroy the stable and happy life in Xinjiang. Don't follow the provocation from some people in other countries. We still miss the mother who cared about us before going to jail. The last thing we want is that our mother is condemned by the people of all ethnic groups.
Khahar (son of Rebiya Kadeer)
Memet (younger brother of Rebiya Kadeer)
Roxingul (daughter of Rebiya Kadeer)
Kheser Hapiz (son-in-law of Rebiya Kadeer)
Kadilya Kheser (granddaughter of Rebiya Kadeer)
Rizya Kadeer (adopted daughter of Rebiya Kadeer's daughter)
Zukhila Kadeer (older sister of Rebiya Kadeer)
Aydida Khahar (granddaughter of Rebiya Kadeer)
Aygul (daughter-in-law of Rebiya Kadeer)
Dildar Khahar (granddaughter of Rebiya Kadeer)
Zulpkhar (grandson of Rebiya Kadeer)
Sarda (grandson of Rebiya Kadeer)
Familly asked her not to organize violence or undermine the peaceful life in Xinjiang. Family also said Rebiya Kadeer and World Uygur Congress (WUC) violence which took more than 200 innocent people dead, several thousand others injured, hundreds of vehicles burnt and severe damage to people's properties.
Six men who were convicted of murder and other crimes in the July 5 riot were sentenced to death after a first-instance trial, and another man was jailed for life on October 12, 2009.