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China protests fail to stop screening of Kadeer film

MUMBAI: All kinds of attempts to stop screening of the controversial documentary on the exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer went awry when the film was screened at the Melbourne Film Festival.

Scores of people attended the world premiere of the film The 10 Conditions of Love after which director Jeff Daniels thanked the organisers of the festival and the audience who attended it braving the Chinese threats, saying "I congratulate you for standing up for the basic freedom of being heard."


China has accused Kadeer, who was also in attendance for orchestrating recent bloody clashes in China‘s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region between ethnic minority Uyghurs and members of China‘s ethnic Han majority.

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