Leading English Lawyers: China Committed Crime of Genocide Against Uyghurs
Specialists suggested that the legal opinion that Communist China committed genocide should prompt countries that honour international law to discontinue normal relations with Beijing.
This view has been familiar since at least 2016 or even earlier. From one side, a high wall with a gigantic bundle of barbed wires between several surveillance cameras. The door closed as if it would never open. From the other side a group of women and children. They shout “freedom” and hold photos of men. Between them armed police with guards trying to stop women from crossing on the other side.
Women are Uyghurs, and the wall with barbed wire is Communist China diplomatic post. They demand the freedom of their fathers, husbands, and brothers unjustly imprisoned in notorious concentration camps. Some unjustly lost their freedom several years ago others are recent victims of Beijing crimes against humanity.
On Tuesday, Farida Kabylbek joined other women who protested at the consulate of Communist China in Almaty. Her husband cannot return home. Chinese Communist Party started to persecute him seventeen years ago. At first, the regime unjustly imprisoned him as a so-called spy. Then it transferred him to the concentration camp that Beijing deceptively called educational. Since his so-called release, he has been under house arrest.
A law-abiding person of conscience in the West could not fathom, let alone convey, the Uyghurs' tragedy in Communist China.
Now, according to the leading English lawyers word genocide needs to be used to describe these atrocities.
His guilt? He is Muslim.
- Stop China’s policy of genocide - Mr. Kabylbek said. Families lack their breadwinners, children turned into orphans with living parents, wives are widows with living husbands, she emphasised.
Chinese officials did not come out to the desperate women. The security brutally stopped them from knocking on the door, the footage of Radio Azattyq shows. But since 2016, this image has been changing.
The voiceless Uyghurs and other Asian nations who are a minority in Communist China, but constitute a core of the populous nations in Asia, like Kazakhstan, are not alone in their struggle for the truth. A law-abiding person of conscience in the West could not fathom, let alone convey, the Uyghurs' tragedy in Communist China. There was a shortage of words to describe the atrocities.
Every year more people of goodwill join Uyghurs in their cry to stop the violations of human rights by Communist China. Among them are the articulate speakers, who can communicate some aspects of the persecution of the Uyghurs by China.
On Monday, journalists, politicians, and speakers received another probably the strongest word in English vocabulary describing the massive crimes against humanity - genocide.
Until recently some linguists and lawyers cautioned against the accidental exploitation this word, which probably is the last and final one that can convey the reality of horror caused by Communist China.
Among the genocidal regimes are those ran infamously by Hitler from Germany, Pol-Pot from Cambodia, or Milosevic from Serbia. Since Monday, Communist China of Xi Jinping should be included in that group.
It is conclusion leading lawyers at Essex Court Chambers in London, led by Alison McDonald QC that China committed the crime of genocide. The London institution is a leading set of barristers’ chambers in London, United Kingdom, specialised in litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law.
In 105 pages document titled International Criminal Responsibility For Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide Against the Uyghur Population in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region the lawyers stated that the crimes credible case that crimes against humanity and genocide have been committed.
There is a very credible case that the treatment of the Uyghurs in XUAR amounts to crimes against humanity and involves both individual genocidal acts and a “manifest pattern of similar conduct directed against that group”, the lawyers emphasised in that Opinion.
English barristers stated that the three top Chinese Communist Party leaders Xi Jinping, Chen Quanguo, and Zhu Hailun, are responsible for these crimes. There is a plausible inference that each of those three individuals possess the necessary intent to destroy, so as to support a case against them of genocide, the lawyers stated.
Specialists suggested that such a conclusion leads to severe consequences for the perpetrators. It also makes countries that honour international law, including Rome Status, discontinue normal relations with Communist China.
Specialists suggested that the legal opinion that Communist China committed genocide
prompts countries that honour international law, discontinue normal relations with Beijing.
This finding makes it impossible for responsible governments to continue treating China as a normal member of the international community, said Senior Program Officer at the Uyghur Human Rights Project Peter Irwin. Businesses can no longer turn a blind eye, and thus facilitate, these egregious breaches of international law and human rights standards in their pursuit of profit, emphasised Director of Global Legal Action Network Dr. Gearóid Ó Cuinn.
In the concluding part of the Opinion lawyers suggest that the democratic countries should issue official statements recognising the atrocities and stating their view that there is evidence of the commission of crimes against humanity and/or genocide. Personalised, Magnitsky sanctions should follow. And diplomacy needs to actively be involved in the investigation in China and trial of the perpetrators.
Since Monday, the word genocide, according to the best English lawyers, can and should be used to describe the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party against Uyghurs and members of other minorities.