Canada needs to take 'concrete action' to help Uighurs, says activist

Mehmet Tohti is the Canadian representative of the World Uyghur Congress.

 

Posted: Nov 25, 2019 6:43 PM ET

Canada must do more than condemn the mass detention and surveillance of Uighur Muslims in China and abroad in light of new evidence known as the China Cables, according to a Uighur Canadian activist.

"There are very verbal expressions of concerns, without any concrete action," Mehmet Tohti, the Canadian representative for the World Uyghur Congress, told The Current's interim host Laura Lynch.

"It is really, really shocking."

A trove of leaked Communist Party documents from 2017 have shown hard evidence of the scope of the mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province in northwestern China.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE CBC RADIO

Categories: 
Share/Save