The Uyghur Turks and other Muslim communities in China have asked the United Nations and other international organizations to put pressure on China and investigate the acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uyghurs.
A report titled “Genocide in East Turkistan” holds China responsible and says that despite the COVID 19 pandemic, the Chinese government continues its oppression and persecution of Uighur Turks and other Muslim communities for its own political and economic interests.
“The Chinese government sent 1.1 million Han Chinese cadres to East Turkistan to control the daily life of Uyghurs. Their job is to stay in Uyghur homes, share the same bed with them if necessary, and to control all aspects of their daily lives,” the report said.
“The Beijing Administration breached the “Prevention of Genocide” contract which was signed and approved by them before the international community. As such, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Secretary, Chen Quanguo, and other executives are all responsible and accountable for these crimes,” the report continued.
With the ‘Double Relative Program’ initiated by the Beijing government, Han Chinese cadres make visits at least once every two months and stay for about a week. During the stay, while constantly spreading Chinese Communist Party propaganda, they also spy on them. During these visits, they encourage drinking alcohol and eat pork, all of which are forbidden in Islam. If an Uyghur requests ‘halal meat’ from the market and if they do not drink, they are declared a suspect and sent to the camps.
The report has been prepared by the Campaign for Uighurs, which works to promote and advocate the human rights and democratic freedom of the Uighurs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan (referred to in China as Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region).
It demanded that in order to monitor China’s policies in the region, it is necessary to create an international commission that would take the necessary measures to effectively observe China’s actions in the region.
“As such, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Secretary, Chen Quanguo, and other executives are all responsible and accountable for these crimes,” the report said.
It has recommended stripping China of its participatory status on the UN Human Rights Council Panel and has urged the UN to demand immediate, unfiltered access to the entire region of East Turkistan in order to perform independent, unescorted investigations of the concentration camps and factories suspected of using Uyghur forced labor.
The coronavirus gives a crucial insight into how China manipulates the world, and many countries are beginning to question the acts by the Beijing administration.
“Unfortunately, on our watch, Uighurs share a similar fate with the occupied people of Palestine. This is an international case. All countries, especially the Islamic world, should act before it is too late,” the report demanded.
“It is important that the United Nations and other international organizations take the necessary measures to put pressure on China and take action to investigate the acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uighurs. These crimes must be brought forward by an international commission and their perpetrators must be prosecuted in the International Court of Justice,” the report said.
East Turkistan, officially called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region by China, has in recent years become a place with the most widespread human rights violations.
The ‘Uighurs for Sale’ report prepared by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute contains striking information. In the report, it was revealed that more than 80,000 Uighurs were taken from the camps and sent to the factories to produce goods for globally renowned Western companies, such as Nike, GAP, and Apple.