Uyghur News Recap: February 17-24, 2023

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February 24, 2023 | Voice of America | By Asim Kashgarian

The Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative has filed an amicus brief in support of a criminal complaint against the Chinese government for genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghur people. The World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur Human Rights Project filed the complaint, invoking Argentina’s universal jurisdiction over such crimes as set out in the Argentinian Constitution. The amicus brief represents human rights advocates from the United States and the United Kingdom. The Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur people have been recognized as a genocide by two successive U.S. administrations, with 11 governments globally recognizing them as international crimes.

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