China’s persecution of Uighurs exposed and why UN must recognize it as ‘genocide’
As Secretary Pompeo emphasized, in a number of cases this happened after activists met with State Department officials.
The United States remains deeply concerned about the numerous reports of harassment of Uyghur Muslim activists and their families, as well as former prisoners in camps in Xinjiang who have publicly shared their stories. This was stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who noted that in some cases this happened shortly after the meetings of these individuals with senior officials of the State Department..
“On behalf of the State Department, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the courageous people and families of people who have come under the direct influence of the Chinese Communist Party’s repression,” Pompeo said in a statement.. – Among them are Ferkat Javdut, Alfred Erkin and Zamrut Davut. Ms. Davut recently learned that her elderly father, who was repeatedly detained and interrogated by the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang in recent years, recently passed away under unexplained circumstances. “.
“The courage of Uyghur activists who dare to speak up plays an extremely important role in clarifying the truth about human rights violations by the PRC, including the suppression of religious freedom. We reiterate our call on Beijing to end any harassment of Uyghurs living outside of China, release all illegally detained people and allow families to communicate freely without negative consequences, ”added the Secretary of State.
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