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Taking a stand against the treatment of the Uyghurs

September 18, 2021 12:00 PM
By Liberal Democrats
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The sickening treatmeant of the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government is genocide.

And we cannot stand idly by while these gross violations of human rights are perpetrated.

The Uyghur population are being rounded up and forced into internment camps.

Half a million children have been taken away indefinitely from their parents.

We all have a moral duty to take a stand against this abhorrent behaviour.

There are horrific accounts of the systematic use of forced sterilisation and forced abortions on Uyghur Women.

We all have a moral duty to take a stand against this abhorrent behaviour.

We cannot simply watch and do nothing whilst the Uyghur people are subject to torture, unjust imprisonment and industrial scale abuse.

The treatment of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang is a crime against humanity.

That's why at conference today, we voted to formally recognise what is being done in Xinjiang as a genocide.

Britain must step up. To help Uyghyrs suffering this terrible oppression, we must:

  • Grant asylum to Uyghurs fleeing persecution
  • Work to reunite families where children have been forced into camps
  • Boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
  • Introduce tough sanctions on any persons and entities involved with the persecution of Uyghurs.

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We must not allow this appalling behaviour from the Chinese Government to continue.

This genocide must end. Now.