Bundestag discusses the situation of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China
In order to put pressure on China regarding the human rights violations of the Uyghur community in the country, the German Bundestag will discuss the situation of the Uyghurs on Saturday.
Ahead of the upcoming discussion on April 30, Enver Can of the Ilham Tohti Initiative organized a press conference on Friday (local time). The conference was attended by a survivor of the camp, Sayragul Sauytbay, author Alexandra Cavelius, researcher Adrian Zenz, Uyghur American lawyer Nury Turkel and Prof. Marie Holzman.
At the conference, participants outlined the deteriorating situation of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China [XUAR] and also spoke about torture, religious restrictions, cultural cleansing and forced abortions and sterilization of ethnic nationalities in China.
Above all, the Uyghur discussion in the German Bundestag could put enormous pressure on China.
This comes after Beijing launched a crackdown that has flushed more than a million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons in its western Xinjiang province under the pretense of fighting Islamist extremism.
These efforts have led to allegations of forced labor, mass internment, enforced birth control, eradication of Uyghur cultural and religious identity, and allegations of genocide.
The Chinese government has publicly denied all reports of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, however, China has been censured worldwide for cracking down on Uyghur Muslims, sending them to mass detention camps, interfering in their religious activities, and subjecting members of the community to some form of forcible re-education or Indoctrination.
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