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

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August 22, 2019 | The Globe Post | By Omer Kanat

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.

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