Trump to meet religious persecution victims from 17 countries, including China: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday was set to meet with survivors of religious persecution from 17 countries, including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar, the White House said.

A list of the 27 participants provided by the White House included Jewher Ilham, an Uighur Muslim; Yuhua Zhang, a Falun Gong practitioner; Nyima Lhamo, a Tibetan Buddhist; and Manping Ouyang, a Christian – all of whom were identified as being from China.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Doina Chiacu; editing by Chris Reese

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