Translation and commentary: Jenny Ball
On Thursday (October 21), the France’s UN Ambassador read out a 43-nation joint statement requesting Beijing to allow UN experts to visit Xinjiang without restrictions to investigate allegations of the CCP’s collective suppression of religious beliefs and ethnic minorities. The statement called on the CCP to respect the rule of law and observe its obligations to protect human rights.
It is worth noting that the number of member states that signed the annual joint declaration has continued to increase for three consecutive years.
France read the statement at the United Nations meeting, saying: “We call on （CCP）China to allow independent observers, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and his office, as well as the heads of relevant special reports, to enter Xinjiang immediately, meaningfully and unrestrictedly.”
“We are particularly concerned about the situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,” the statement said. “Based on credible reports, there is a huge network of “political re-education” camps, and more than one million people have been arbitrarily detained.”
The statement signed by the United States, Europe, Asia and other countries stated that there are more and more reports that the authorities have “widespread and systematic violations of human rights” in the local area, including torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, forced sterilization, Sexual violence and forced separation of children. Severe restrictions on local religious belief, movement, freedom of association and speech.
The statement also mentioned that representatives of various countries agreed with the concerns expressed in the UN Special Procedures report on March 29. The report expresses serious concerns about the detention and forced labour of ethnic minorities, and urges global companies to closely review their supply chains.
Human Rights Watch United Nations Affairs Director Louis Charbonneau said: “It is the first time that all UN regional groups have joined the call to stop violations in Xinjiang and give UN investigators access immediately.”
He said: “Member states should establish an international investigation committee to formally investigate allegations of crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, and make recommendations on the channels for prosecuting those responsible.”
In 2019 and 2020, the UK and Germany published similar declarations in the same way. After receiving support from 23 countries two years ago, the declaration received support from 39 countries last year.
43 countries that signed the declaration, including Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia , Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom , The United States and France.
According to Agence France-Presse , Turkey, Eswatini, Portugal and the Czech Republic joined the declaration this year. However, on the other hand, Haiti has been under pressure from Beijing because of its formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and has given up support for the declaration this year.
A diplomat told Agence France-Presse that Switzerland has also given up signing the declaration because it recently hosted a high-level meeting between the US and CCP China and decided to give priority to its role as a mediator between the two major powers. For the time being, the Xinjiang Human Rights Declaration will not be signed.
Commentary: What a shame “It is the first time that all UN regional groups have joined the call to stop violations in Xinjiang” when such human genocide of CCP has been for decades! Once CCP is still an official representative on UN human Right Commission, there won’t be any solution to any violation CCP has committed.
The only way to solve the problem in Xinjiang, or in the world is to take down the CCP as the Chinese Communist Party is the root of the evil in this world, with recent ongoing crime of extermination of humanity with Military Lab increase and released virus and vaccines! and” the channels for prosecuting those responsible” is Nuremberg Trial！
Link of the article source: hk.epochtimes.com
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