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World Dutch parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

06:47  26 february  2021
06:47  26 february  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

Canada weighs calling China's Uighur treatment a genocide

  Canada weighs calling China's Uighur treatment a genocide Canada and other nations are considering labelling China's treatment of its Uighur minority a genocide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. This comes after Donald Trump's outgoing administration last month said Beijing's incarceration of mostly Muslim minorities in its far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. "It's a word that is extremely loaded and is certainly something that we should be looking at in the case of the Uighurs," Trudeau told a news conference.

“A genocide on the Uighur minority is occurring in China ,” the motion said , stopping short of directly saying that the country’s government was responsible. Canada passed a resolution labeling China ’ s treatment of the Uighurs genocide earlier this week. The Dutch motion said that actions by the Chinese government such as “measures intended to prevent births” and “having punishment camps” fell under United Nations Resolution 260, generally known as the genocide convention. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD party voted against the resolution, which did not recommend the

The Dutch parliament would be the first European legislature to call China ' s treatment of is Uighur minority a " genocide " | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images. But Dutch MPs wanted the government to go further. MP Sjoerd Sjoerdsma from the coalition D66 party initiated the motion that declared the actions a genocide . He called on the government to follow suit. "The detention camps where it is estimated that more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are locked up are so big that you can see them from space," said Sjoerdsma, calling the encampment "the largest mass

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority in China amounted to genocide, the first such move by a European country.

a person standing in front of a birthday cake: An annual report from the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed a sharp and sudden decline in birth rates in Xinjiang amid reports of mass internment and population control of the Muslim Uighurs [Leah Millis/Reuters] © An annual report from the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed a sharp and sudden decline i... An annual report from the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed a sharp and sudden decline in birth rates in Xinjiang amid reports of mass internment and population control of the Muslim Uighurs [Leah Millis/Reuters]

“A genocide on the Uighur minority is occurring in China,” the Dutch motion said, stopping short of directly saying that the Chinese government was responsible.

China rejects Uighurs genocide charge, invites UN’s rights chief

  China rejects Uighurs genocide charge, invites UN’s rights chief Activists, UN experts say at least one million Muslims are detained in camps in the remote western region. China denies abuses and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism. On Monday, the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, denounced torture, forced labour and sterilisations that he said were taking place against Muslim Uighurs on an “industrial scale”. “The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale,” Raab told the Geneva forum where China is among the 47 member states.

The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide , the first such move by a European country.

Canadian MPs voted Monday to label Beijing' s treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang as genocide , a move angrily slammed by China as a "malicious provocation." Rights groups believe at least one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in camps in the northwestern region, where China is also accused of forcibly sterilising women and imposing forced labor.The motion " Uighurs in China have been and are being subject to genocide " passed unanimously in the Canadian House of Commons, and ministers called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to officially label it as

Activists and UN rights experts say at least one million Muslims have been detained in camps in the remote western region of Xinjiang. The activists and some Western politicians accuse China of using torture, forced labour and sterilisations.

China denies any human rights abuses in Xinjiang and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight hardline views.

The Chinese Embassy in The Hague said on Thursday any suggestion of genocide in Xinjiang was an “outright lie” and the Dutch parliament had “deliberately smeared China and grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs”.

Canada passed a resolution labelling China’s treatment of the Uighurs genocide earlier this week.

In a press conference on Tuesday, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price also said that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been “very clear” that what has taken place in Xinjiang “was genocide” and that it constitutes “crimes against humanity”.

Canadian MPs call China's Uighur treatment 'genocide'

  Canadian MPs call China's Uighur treatment 'genocide' Canadian MPs passed a non-binding motion Monday calling China's treatment of its Uighur minority a "genocide" and calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to officially label it as such. The motion, introduced by opposition Conservatives, was passed unanimously in the House of Commons by 266 votes out of 338. The other MPs, including ministers from Trudeau's Liberal government, abstained. The motion recognizes that "Uighurs in ChinaThe motion, introduced by opposition Conservatives, was passed unanimously in the House of Commons by 266 votes out of 338. The other MPs, including ministers from Trudeau's Liberal government, abstained.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington on Tuesday night said in a long statement that “the so-called genocide in Xinjiang is simply a lie,” adding that the overall population of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, as well as that of Uighurs , had grown from 2010 to 2018. In addition, it said , policies in Xinjiang are Some Uighurs expressed gratitude for the decision. “Today’ s determination of genocide is a signal of recognition to the long suffering of victims and survivors of the Chinese government’ s internment camps, like my brother Ekpar, and millions of Uighurs ,” said Rayhan Asat, a lawyer in Washington

Didn't trump also allegedly say that China detaining uighurs was the "right thing to do"? Glad to be voting for a person who doesn't have to mull over the political ramifications of calling out the Chinese Communist party for the genocide of China is ingrained into the fabric of the entire world economy.

‘Great concern’

The Dutch motion said that actions by the Chinese government such as “measures intended to prevent births” and “having punishment camps” fell under United Nations Resolution 260, generally known as the genocide convention.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD party voted against the resolution.

Foreign Minister Stef Blok said the government did not want to use the term genocide, as the situation has not been declared as such by the United Nations or by an international court.

“The situation of the Uighurs is a cause of great concern,” Blok told reporters after the motion was passed, adding that the Netherlands hoped to work with other nations on the issue.

The author of the motion, legislator Sjoerd Sjoerdsma of the centre-left Democrats 66 Party, has separately proposed lobbying the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics away from Beijing.

Rwanda. French justice seized of the leak of genocidaires allowed in 1994

 Rwanda. French justice seized of the leak of genocidaires allowed in 1994 © Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP This telegram, unveiled by Mediapart and consulted by AFP on February 15, was found in the archives of an adviser to President François Mitterrand . Associations and survivors of the genocide in Rwanda are asking French justice for new investigations after the discovery of a telegram.

Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China ' s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide , putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to follow suit. Canada's House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative The motion was also amended just before the vote to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing if the treatment continues. Trudeau's Conservative rivals have been pressuring him to get tougher on China .

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China ' s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide , putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to follow suit. Canada's House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative Party. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from the vote, although Liberal backbenchers widely backed it. The motion was also amended just before the vote to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter

“Recognising the atrocities that are taking place against the Uighurs in China for what they are, namely genocide, prevents the world from looking the other way and forces us into action,” he told the Reuters news agency in an emailed response to questions.

In a statement on its website, the Chinese Embassy in The Hague said the Uighur population in Xinjiang has been growing in recent years, enjoying a higher standard of living and a longer life expectancy.

“How can you call this a genocide?” it said. “Xinjiang-related issues are never about human rights, ethnicity or religion, but about combating violent terrorism and secession.”

China’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva accused Western powers on Wednesday of using the Uighur issue to meddle in his country’s internal affairs.

The growing pressure on China over the Uighurs comes as an annual report from the National Bureau of Statistics of China showed a sharp and sudden decline in birth rates in Xinjiang amid reports of mass internment and population control.

Xinjiang’s population growth rate shrank by about two-thirds within two years, according to the figures which run up until 2019, according to the Hong Kong Free Press, which first reported the latest numbers on Thursday.

Between 2017 and 2019, the birth rate in Xinjiang almost halved, dropping from 15.88 percent in 2017 to 8.14 in 2019, according to the statistics.

On Wednesday, a new Human Rights Watch report also alleged that the Chinese government has increased “groundless prosecutions” in the far western region, with Uighurs and other Muslims subjected to long prison sentences in Xinjiang.

Since the Chinese government escalated its repressive “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” in late 2016, the region’s formal criminal justice system has convicted and sentenced more than 250,000 people.

US calls on allies to speak up against China’s abuses of Muslims .
The US said the world must be prepared to impose costs on Beijing for its crimes against minority Muslims in Xinjiang.The administration of President Joe Biden, who took office in January, has endorsed a determination by the previous Donald Trump administration that China is committing genocide in Xinjiang and said that the US must be prepared to impose costs on Beijing for its actions there, its crackdown in Hong Kong and threats towards Taiwan.

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