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Rushan Abbas has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Rushan Abbas is recognized for her expert leadership of Campaign for Uyghurs

In recognition of her efforts, she received the 2019 Freedom Fighter Award and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2022.

    FALLS CHURCH, VA, April 24, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rushan Abbas has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leveraging more than three decades of excellence in international business leadership and advocating for Uyghurs people in China and elsewhere, Ms. Abbas has earned distinction as the executive director and founder for Campaign for Uyghurs. Since 2017, she has focused her efforts on fighting against the genocidal policies against her people, the Uyghurs, in China's communist regime.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Abbas began her career as a research laboratory technician for Washington State University in 1991 and was a reporter for Uyghur Service of Radio Free Asia in 1998. She subsequently was an international business development manager for Perity Land Inc. in 2000 and was a consultant for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, serving as a translator for the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and Department of Defense. She became an international account specialist and international marketing liaison for Pelco by Schneider Electric in 2003. In 2009, she served as an international trade and marketing consultant for a confidential client until becoming an international program manager for Leo A Daly in 2010. She continued her career with Leo A Daly as the international business development director until taking a role as the director of business development for ISI Consultants in 2015.

Outside of her primary career efforts, Ms. Abbas was featured in the documentary "In Search of My Sister" in 2022, which received several recognitions from different international film festivals as the best documentary. Also a dedicated civil advocate, she supports humanitarian works and initiatives, including as a leader in the international One Voice One Step Movement to end atrocities against the Uyghurs people. She was inspired by the disappearance of 1 million Uyghurs people, including university presidents, professors and business professionals in the summer of 2017. She also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and serves as a board member for the Parliamentary Intelligence-Secretive Forum.

Among her professional accomplishments, Ms. Abbas is proud to have received the World Democracy Courage Tribute in 2021 for her Campaign for Uyghurs and she herself testified regarding the concentration camps of Uyghurs for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2019 and before the House of Representatives in 2021. She also testified before the Congressional-Executive Committee on China and in 1998 she was the first Uyghur reporter broadcasting on Xinjiang through the Uyghur Service of Radio Free Asia. She was involved in passing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, first implemented on June 21, 2021 and was key in the effort to resettle Uyghur detainees to developing countries after they were kept in Guantanamo Bay even after they were declared innocent and not enemy combatants. In recognition of her efforts, she received the 2019 Freedom Fighter Award and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2022.

Prior to embarking on her professional journey, Ms. Abbas earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Xinjiang University in China in 1988. After immigrating to the United States in 1989, she attained a Master of Science in plant pathology from Washington State University in 1991. Well-qualified in her field, she holds a certification in international business from the California State University, Fresno.

Within the coming years, Ms. Abbas intends to continue fighting against China's successful efforts in genocide, modern slavery and crimes against humanity. Her goal is to educate people and let them see what kind of threat the Chinese communist regime brings to humanity, both to the Uyghurs and the world, believing if China is not held accountable for these atrocities, there will be grave consequences for generations to come.

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