She's been compared to the Dalai Lama, the Chinese Tibetan Buddhist leader, but the name Rebiya Kadeer doesn't ring a bell to many people outside of China.
Nevertheless, the world-famous man and the relatively obscure woman share similarities that chime with political relevance.
A diminutive northern Virginia resident, Kadeer has emerged as the voice of the restive but relatively unknown Uyghur Muslims, a Turkic-speaking ethnic minority in China, and the group's far-flung diaspora. Read full article »
CNN's Jim Clancy contributed to this report.