An international group of human rights experts has denounced that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs

File photo of workers walking in the vicinity of what is officially known as the Vocational Education Center in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. 4 September 2018. Reuters / Thomas Peter

China has violated all provisions of the United Nations Convention on Genocide with regard to the Uyghur minorityAccording to an independent report prepared by more than 50 global experts in human rights, war crimes and international law.

The document, published on Tuesday by a group of experts from Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, And is headquartered in Washington, DC The Chinese regime is alleged to be responsible for the “ongoing genocide against the Uyghurs”.

“This report concludes that the People’s Republic of China bears the state’s responsibility for committing genocide against the Uyghurs in violation of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) based on a comprehensive review of available evidence and application of international law to establish facts on the ground.”In the abstract, read at the beginning of the post.

It also discusses how and when the persecution began: In 2014, China’s president, President Xi Jinping, launched the “people’s war on terror” in Xinjiang in areas where Uighurs make up about 90% of the population. High-ranking Chinese officials have implemented orders to “arrest all who should be detained,” “thoroughly clean them,” “destroy them from root to branch,” and “break their lineage, roots, contacts, and origins.” “Officials have described Uyghurs in inhuman terms and have repeatedly explained the mass detention of Uyghurs to eradicate tumors.”Details.

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It comes to b The first time that a non-governmental organization has conducted an independent legal analysis of allegations of possible genocide in Xinjiang, northwest China.Where there is a minority of Muslims.

It is believed even Two million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been transferred to a vast network of detention centers across the regionAccording to the US State Department, where Former detainees claim indoctrination, sexual assault, and even sterilizationMediator confirms.

Detention centers in Xinjiang (Google Earth)
Detention centers in Xinjiang (Google Earth)

China has denied repeated allegations of human rights violations He says the centers are necessary to prevent religious extremism and terrorism.

CNN reported, at a press conference on March 7, that the Chinese foreign minister, Wang YiI confirm that Allegations of Xinjiang Genocide ‘Couldn’t Be More Ludicrous’.

However, the outgoing administration of the former US president Donald Trump It was alleged in January that China was committing a crime Genocide in Xinjiang. After one month, The Parliament of the Netherlands and Canada approved proposals in this regard.

Protesters speak against China in front of parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, for the genocide of the Muslim ethnic Uyghur community.  (Adrian Wilde / The Canadian Press via The Associated Press)
Protesters speak against China in front of parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, for the genocide of the Muslim ethnic Uyghur community. (Adrian Wilde / The Canadian Press via The Associated Press)

Azeem Ibrahim, Director of Special Initiatives at Newlines and co-author of the new report, confirmed the existence of A. “Conclusive evidence Who supports these allegations of genocide.

“This is a global superpower, and its leadership are the architects of genocide.”He told CNN.

The network showed an image allegedly taken on June 4, 2019 of a facility believed to be a re-education camp where predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities are being held, North Akto, in the northwestern Xinjiang region.

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The United Nations Genocide Convention was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948 It has a clear definition of what constitutes “genocide”. China is a signatory to the agreement, Along with 151 other countries.

A Chinese police officer along the road near what is officially called the Professional Education Center in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, September 4, 2018. Photo taken September 4, 2018. REUTERS / Thomas Peter / File photo
A Chinese police officer along the road near what is officially called the Professional Education Center in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, September 4, 2018. Photo taken September 4, 2018. REUTERS / Thomas Peter / File photo

Article Two of the Convention states that Genocide is an attempt to commit acts “with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.”.

While the violation of a single act in this convention would constitute evidence of genocide, the Newlines report confirms this With its actions in Xinjiang, the Chinese regime has met all the criteria.

Another report published on February 8th before Essex Court Chambers en Londres, Which was commissioned by the World Uyghur Conference and Uyghur Human Rights Project, came to a similar conclusion that There is a “credible case” against China for genocideCNN noticed.

The Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy was established in 2019 as a nonpartisan think tank by the US Fairfax University, with the aim of Improving the foreign policy of the United States based on a deep understanding of the geopolitics of different regions of the world and their value systems.. It was formerly known as the Center for Global Politics.

Here is the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy report.

(With information from EFE)

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