Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Director of Operations

K. Olbert

Mr. Olbert is an IT professional-turned-political & human rights activist who spends his free time researching issues related to China’s oppression in/of East Turkistan, Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southern Mongolia, and Manchuria. His particular areas of interest include repression of Turkic ethnic groups, militarization of Occupied territories in Western China and of the South China Sea, and other issues related to global security.

Languages: English, Spanish
kurshat@nationalawakening.org

Political Affairs Officer

Salih Hudayar

Originally from East Turkistan, Mr. Hudayar is a Uyghur American business consultant-turned-political & human rights activist who founded ETNAM in July 2017; he is also a graduate student at American Military University and is pursuing a Masters in National Security Studies. 

University of Oklahoma – International Studies & Politics B.A., 2017
American Military University – National Security Studies M.A., 2019
Languages: Uyghur, Turkish, English
shudayar@nationalawakening.org

Central Asian Affairs Officer

Gani Abylayuly

Original from Kazakhstan, Mr. Abylayuly is Kazakh American entrepreneur-turned-political and human rights activist. He is an active member in the Kazakh Democracy Movement and spends his free time research issues related to China’s oppression in/of East Turkistan, Chinese encroachment in Central Asia, and advancing democracy and freedom in Central Asia; particularly Kazakhstan.

Eurasian National University, Law J.D., 2012
Languages: Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian, English
g.abylayuly@nationalawakening.org