Over 100 UK lawmakers, 321 civil society groups denounce China over Uighur Muslims abuse

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

SEP 09, 2020 12:19 PM GMT+3

More than 100 British lawmakers have signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador condemning what they described as "a systematic and calculated program of ethnic cleansing against the Uighur people" in China’s far-western Xinjiang region.

"When the world is presented with such overwhelming evidence of gross human rights abuses, nobody can turn a blind eye," read the cross-party letter, which was signed by 130 lawmakers Wednesday.

"We as Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom write to express our absolute condemnation of this oppression and call for it to end immediately."

Read the full article at Daily Sabah