US Think Tank: China Is Destroying Uyghurs As National Group
The Chinese government is responsible for the "ongoing genocide" against ethnic Uighurs in violation of the UN Convention on Genocide, according to an expert report released on Tuesday.
The report titled "The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China's Breaches of the 1948 Geneva Convention", which was published by the Washington-based think tank Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy on Tuesday, provides an independent analysis of the Chinese government's legal responsibility.
The specialists concluded that Beijing regime's policies towards its Uyghur population violated "every single" provision of the UN Genocide Convention.
The intent to destroy the Uyghurs as a group is derived from objective proof, consisting of comprehensive State policy and practice, which President Xi Jinping, the highest authority in China, set in motion, emphasised the authors of the report.
"Beijing regime's policies towards its Uyghur population violated "every single" provision of the UN Genocide Convention"
Thirty-three authors of the 54 pages report with 317 references to original documents and respected media news wires include renowned Uyghur culture scholars, eminent lawyers, current members of Parliaments, and former government officials.
The genocide crimes
The authors explained that Communist China breached the provision of Article II of the Genocide Convention. At first, the regime has been selectively sentencing to death or long-term of 15-20 years prison prominent leaders of Uyghurs and the elders of community en mass. It has been causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group by systematic torture and cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment, including rape, sexual abuse, and public humiliation, both inside and outside the camps. Chinese officials indoctrinate and “wash clean” brains even of the Uyghur children at the so-called orphanages.
Beijing deliberately inflicts destruction on Uyghurs through systematic detention of Uyghurs men of childbearing years, household heads in unliveable conditions. It makes it impossible for Uyghur women to give birth. It also enforces mass sterilisation, abortions, and IUD placements on all Uyghur women of childbearing age. Finally, the authors of The Uyghur Genocide report stated, at the state-run orphanages' Uyghur children are being raised in Mandarin-language and Han culture environments. They are also being subjected to the brain-washing with Chinese Communist Party ideology.
The perpetrator of crimes are state institutions, the target is a national group
Since perpetrators of these acts are state organs it is an official policy of the Beijing regime. It is, think tank specialists stressed, systematically implemented, and fully resourced policy and practice of China toward the Uyghurs is inseparable from “the intent to destroy” the Uyghurs as a group.
Therefore, China bears State responsibility for an ongoing genocide against the Uyghurs, in breach of the Genocide Convention, they concluded.
Communist China is already facing condemnation for sending more than a million Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups in western Xinjiang to concentration camps, which Beijing calls "centers of reeducation and training" necessary to combat separatist terrorism and extremism.