Jan. 7th, 2022

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According to a story by Aljazeera on January 4th, 2022, it talks about how nineteen people from China’s Uighur Muslim ethnic group have filed a criminal complaint with a Turkish prosecutor against Chinese officials, accusing them of committing genocide, torture, rape, and crimes against humanity. Lawyer Gulden Sonmez said recently it was necessary because international bodies had not acted against Chinese authorities, who have been accused of facilitating forced labour by detaining about a million Uighurs and other primarily Muslim minorities in so-called ‘re-education camps’ in Xinjiang China since 2016.

China initially denied the camps existed, but has since said they are vocational centres and are designed to combat extremism. It denies all accusations of abuse. About 50,000 Uighurs with whom Turks share ethnic, religious, and linguistic connections are believed to reside in Turkey, the largest Uighur diaspora outside Central Asia.

For many years now large companies have been using Uighur Muslims as forced labour in their factories in Mainland China, everyone seems to be aware of such activities but because of the large sums of money involved nothing ever seems to be done about it. Maybe this latest criminal complaint will be the catalyst to ensuring a fair and thorough investigation is carried out.

The complaint was filed on Tuesday 4th with the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office. Unsurprisingly the Chinese embassy in Turkey and the prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment. “The international criminal court should have already started this trial, but China is a member of the United Nations Security Council and it does not seem possible within this dynamic,” Sonmez said outside the city’s main court. Surrounding the lawyer were more than 50 people holding photos of missing family members and signs calling for the prosecution of Chinese officials.

It is incredible that communist China has a seat on the United Nations Security Council and even more amazingly has a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council how can this be right?

China has a long history of violating human rights not only against the Uighur Muslims but with the organ harvesting of the Falun Gong. Surely this only goes to prove what a totally corrupt and morally bereft institution the UN actually is.

For more information about this story please click the link: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/4/turkey-uighurs-file-criminal-complaint-against-chinese-officials

Editor: Mr Cow / PR: Mini Cow


Edited by:【Himalaya London Club UK】

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