Canada Parliament: Communist China's Persecution of Uighurs is Genocide

An Uyghur protester is talking to a journalist during the protests at the Canada's Parliament on Feb 22, 2021. (Courtesy of TET)



Canada’s House of Commons challenged the liberal government to impose serious sanctions of those responsible and redefine country's economic policy towards Beijing.



They held a banner "More than one million arbitrarily detained in Xinjiang". Some waved with white-blue flags of their fatherland, East Turkestan. All of them wore mirrored sunglasses, face masks, and hats although the government waived the obligation for the face cover. They had to protect themselves.

They are Uyghurs, the most hated people by Communist China. Beijing turned its Embassies, Consulates, travel agencies, and even some public and private firms and cultural institutions abroad into the centres for the most massive hunt for one national group since the time of the Holocaust.

On Monday they stood outside of the Canadian Parliament reminding of the most horrible crime of our times urging MPs to call it in their motion the genocide.

In Communist China, the human rights for Uyghurs, Christians, and other dissent are trampled. Not even one Chinese Communist Party official has been accountable. Some deeply corrupted Western businessmen pressure politicians to turn their heads in the other direction. The West, as a whole, still choosing trade over respect for human dignity.

But Canada's parliament on Monday broke with the indifference of the majority of the world leaders and passed a non-binding motion saying Communist China’s treatment of the Uighur minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide. The motion challenged the ethical stance of the Canadian political leadership.


Increased pressure on Canada's government to sanction Communist China

The bill put more pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to follow suit.

Canada’s House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative Party. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from the vote, although Liberal backbenchers widely backed it.


We can no longer ignore this. We must call it for what it is — a genocide



The motion was also amended just before the vote to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing if the treatment continues.

We can no longer ignore this. We must call it for what it is — a genocide, Conservative lawmaker Michael Chong stated.

MP cited testimony of the survivals, documents and media reports of human rights abuses against Uighurs.

Communist China's Cong Peiwu, ambassador to Ottawa, denied accusations of genocide. Western countries are in no position to say what the human rights situation in China looks like, Cong said angrily. There is no so-called genocide in Xinjiang at all, he lied.


EU urges Beijing to open Xinjiang for the investigators

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called on China on Tuesday to allow United Nations human rights boss Michelle Bachelet to visit and investigate alleged mistreatment of Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region and of people in Tibet.

Once again, we urge China to allow meaningful access to Xinjiang for independent observers, including High Commissioner Bachelet. This is key to enable an independent, impartial and transparent assessment of the grave concerns that the international community has, Mr Borrell stated addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 

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