Outrage Over China’s Uyghur Crisis is Not a Western Conspiracy

Indonesian protestors hold up a banner during a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta, Dec. 21, 2018.   Rina Chadijah/BenarNews

by Omer Kanat
August 22, 2019

Last year, vice-chair of the United Nations anti-racism committee, Gay McDougall, stated that China had turned East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) into “something resembling a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy, a sort of no-rights zone.” Since then, Beijing has invariably rejected the claims and maintained the absurd view that criticism is “western-driven” and “politically-motivated.”

McDougall is a lawyer with a distinguished career combatting human rights violations and racial discrimination worldwide, including in the global campaign to end Apartheid in South Africa. In her intervention, she cited the number of interned Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples as approximately one million.

She also registered concern about a further two million subjected to “‘re-education camps’ for political and cultural indoctrination.” She added Uyghurs were “being treated as enemies of the state based on nothing more than their ethno-religious identity.”

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