Human rights and the crackdown on Uyghurs’ religion and culture: six questions for China’s UN delegation
November 04, 2018 | Hong Kong Free Press | By Omer Kanat
On November 6, states will ask direct questions to China’s UN delegation in Geneva about its human rights record. The stakes for the Uyghur people have never been higher. We are experiencing an unprecedented crackdown designed to stamp out our religion, our language, our family life, our very identity.
Since 2017, the Chinese government has interned over a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in a system of camps whose scale is breathtaking. Another two million people, according to estimates, are forced to attend day and evening ‘study sessions.’