The UK Parliament condemned for the first time the treatment of Uighurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang on Friday as “crimes against humanity and genocide,” the reports said. BBC News.
He said the proposal, which was approved by a majority of Parliament, does not force the UK to take steps against China, but it is a strong indication of the growing discontent with the Chinese government. BBC News.
The country follows Canada and the United States, among others, has previously condemned the treatment of Uyghurs.
Majority of the House of Representatives also believe that China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs. However, the outgoing government does not want to talk about a genocide yet. According to outgoing Secretary Steve Block (Foreign Affairs), this requires judgment from an international court or from the United Nations.
China is adopting a strategy of mass repression against the Uyghurs, who are an Islamic minority. An estimated one million Uyghurs have been “rehabilitated” in detention centers that, according to human rights organizations, are similar to internment camps. Witnesses say that Uyghur women there are, among other things, forcibly sterilized.
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