UHRP Commends Further International Recognition of the Uyghur Genocide, Urges Action
January 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. EST
For Immediate Release
Contact: Omer Kanat +1 (202) 790-1795, Peter Irwin +1 (646) 906-7722
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is encouraged by the recent unanimous vote by the National Assembly of France to condemn China for “crimes against humanity and genocide” against Uyghurs, and urges Germany and other EU member states to do the same.
“It is heartening to see momentum as more states recognize the genocide of our people,” said UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat. “But recognition is only the first step—we will need sustained, collective action to stop atrocities once and for all.”
Uyghur Tribunal Concludes After Hearing Chilling Evidence, September 24, 2021
UHRP urges worldwide action in the wake of genocide finding, January 19, 2021