China possibly committed “genocide” against Uygar and other minority Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a new report said by a commission from the United States Congress.
The report released by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) stated that the Chinese government and the Communist Party have taken unprecedented steps to expand their oppressive policies through censorship, intimidation, and people’s detention in China. Rights.
“Nowhere is this more evident than in the Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region (XUAR), where new evidence has emerged that crimes against humanity – and possibly genocide – are occurring, and in Hong Kong, where” one country, two The system is “framework. Effectively disbanded,” read a report released on Thursday.
The Chinese government’s actions “govern both the letter and the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”; Violates its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which the Chinese government has “signed, but not ratified”; And was ratified in 2001, in violation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the report further states.
Chinese authorities arbitrarily imprison Uygars and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups. In contrast, the Chinese state media has claimed that these facilities are used for vocational training and counter-terrorism efforts.
The report recommends that members of the US Congress and officials of the administration to end mass arbitrary shutdowns in mass mediation camps of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, including Uygar, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Hui and others. The government is encouraged to call, and release those currently detained.
The CECC report called for a formal American “to determine whether atrocities are being committed” in Xinjiang.
“America should stand with the people of China in their struggle and lead the world in a united and coordinated response to the Chinese government’s human rights abuses,” CECC President Jim McGovern said in a statement.
The Democratic representative said that Congress and the incoming President-Elect Joe Biden-led administration should use the reports and recommendations contained in this report to “make the Chinese government accountable and promote universal human rights and rule of law more effectively.” To give priority to “in the US-China relationship. “
According to the US Customs and Border Protection, the report comes after the announcement of a ban on the entry of cotton and tomato products from the Xinjiang region of the United States.
In August, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, overshadowed China for its human rights abuses in Xinjiang and said that US sanctions would be reported to conduct business in the region. Pompeo said in July that it was “time for a new coalition of democracies” to counter Beijing’s aggressive policies.
China has been reprimanded globally for sending Uyghur Muslims to mass detention camps, interfering in their religious activities and forcing community members to undergo forced re-education or indiscipline.
Beijing, on the other hand, has vigorously denied that it is engaged in human rights violations against the Uygar people in Xinjiang, while reports from journalists, NGOs and former detainees have surfaced, calling the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal attack on the ethnic community Exposes the action. According to a report.
Genocide is a serious crime under international law and the US government has adopted the term only on rare occasions after extensive documentation.
Some experts said the reports of large-scale surveillance, atrocities, arbitrary detentions and forced sanctions employed by China against the Uygars were called “demographic genocide”.