Uyghur Concentration Camp Victims Demand U.N. Release Report on China's Genocide

Uyghur Concentration Camp Victims Demand U.N. Release Report on China's Genocide


Former prisoners in Chinese concentration camps, members of the oppressed Uyghur community of East Turkistan, and supporters gathered in New York on Tuesday to urge the United Nations to release a report based on human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s visit to the region in May.

The protesters also demanded recognition of China’s ongoing genocide against Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and other indigenous people in East Turkistan, who the Communist Party has spent decades displacing to repopulate the region, which it calls Xinjiang, with the Han ethnic majority of China. Multiple countries, human rights experts, and international organizations have concluded that the Communist Party policy to imprison, enslave, and sterilize Turkic people in the region fits the legal definition of genocide.

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