The US State Department report on human rights stated that in the Western part of Xinjiang, China is committing genocide against the Muslim Uighur minority. Many crimes against humanity occurred during the year.
What Does The Report Say?
The State Department report has found that the crimes and genocide against the Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups by China have increased on a huge scale. The report stated that the alleged crimes included forced sterilization, rape, torture, forced labor, and strict restrictions on freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement. The assessment of the State Department on human rights practices in more than 180 countries is provided by the report.
Is There any Intention to Destroy the Uighurs?
China has denied the allegations of abuses in Xinjiang and has accused the countries and human rights groups of launching “slanderous attacks” about the conditions for Muslim Uighurs. The existence of the camps in Xinjiang has been acknowledged by China. But the country has said that to tackle ‘extremism’, there are vocational skills training centers. The US report alleges the Chinese authorities that are in “breach of every act prohibited’.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- Under international law, ‘genocide’ is a serious crime. The whole world must raise its voice to stop the genocide and brutal attack against the Uighur Muslims. The repressive measures against the Uighurs also must be stopped.
- Uighur women are being subjected to sexual abuse and torture. Forced sterilization and abortion of Uighur women must be stopped. The international community needs to respond to these crimes through diplomatic, humanitarian, and other peaceful means so that the Uighurs are protected.