Dolkun Isa is an Uyghur human-rights activist from Xinjiang, a Muslim majority region in China, where the Chinese government is facing movement for independence and autonomy.
Although Isa has denounced the use of violence for achieving political rights, Beijing has declared him a terrorist.
Isa fled China in 1997 and sought asylum in Europe after being persecuted by the Chinese government. He became a German citizen in 2006.
Beijing used its influence and got a red corner notice issued against him by the Interpol. He has been on a Chinese list of wanted terrorist since 2003.
He is currently the secretary of World Uyghur Congress.
He came to limelight after the Indian government issued a visitor’s visa to him to attend a conference in Dharmashala on April 22, 2016.
This move was seen as an act of retaliation against China’s stand on not listing Masood Azhar as an international terrorist in the UN Security Council.