09 Dec UK ‘People’s Tribunal’ Rules China Is Committing Genocide in Xinjiang
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Written by Isabel Sawkins and Emily Glynn, The Diplomat.
The unofficial tribunal hopes to pressure the U.K. government into action after finding China’s treatment of the Uyghurs meets the legal definition of genocide.
On December 9, the U.K.’s Uyghur Tribunal found the Chinese government guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and torturing Uyghurs and other minorities in northwest China. This is a momentous occasion for fighting grave human rights abuses. The U.K. government now must take the necessary steps to condemn these atrocities at the very highest level, sanction the Chinese government, and restate their dedication to protecting the Uyghur community.