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Raphaël Glucksmann wants to strike a big blow. Place Publique MEP called for a week of actions to raise awareness and act against the repression of the Uyghur minority in China. From Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2, he announced a series of actions to bring the subject back to light, along with a petition that has already collected 100,000 signatures.
While the Chinese National Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, on Twitter, Raphaël Glucksmann called for making this week "a turning point in the mobilization for Uyghur deportees". “If we are many and determined, our leaders will be forced to listen to us,” he wrote.
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1/8 Let's make this week, around the Chinese National Day, a turning point in the mobilization for the depor… https://t.co/EwDoze8M9y—rglucks1 (@Raphael Glucksmann)
On the program Monday, a sending of Massive mail at 6 pm to the Chinese embassy in Europe "with the common refrain: close the camps and free the Uyghur deportees". The printing and distribution of leaflets has been scheduled for Tuesday, while on Wednesday netizens are called on to send a "charter of solidarity with the Uyghurs" to mayors who may publicly announce they have signed it.
5/8 This Wednesday September 30: 1. Let's download the “charter of solidarity with the Uyghurs” that we will put ... https://t.co/Х-$quhnlRDz—rglucks1 (@Raphael Glucksmann)
Thursday, the day On the Chinese National Day, the MEP calls on participants to be “ready for a surprise and massive global mobilization”, affirming to be in contact “with networks in many countries to make this day a turning point”.
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"Great silences allow great crimes"
For the last day of mobilization, Raphaël Glucksmann then evokes "coordinated actions against" while announcing further details, as well as the massive use of the hashtag #FranceforUyghurs.
7/8 Friday October 2: 1. In the morning, we put the hashtag #FranceforUyghurs in TT throughout the day. 2.… https://t.co/9Lr0hFJgnY—rglucks1 (@Raphael Glucksmann)
In parallel, he also called for the signaturepetition addressed to Emmanuel Macron and calling on him to act for the Uyghurs . Launched last December, it has already collected 110,000 signatures. Raphaël Glucksmann has said he will deliver the petition to the Elysee Palace this weekend, especially in the presence of Dilnur Reyhan, teacher and president of the Uyghur Institute of Europe.
You are more than 100,000 to have signed! An unprecedented movement of solidarity with the Uyghur deportees. He ... https://t.co/LXaQxLLxhc
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—rglucks1 (@Raphael Glucksmann)
"Great silences allow great crimes", protested the MEP, long committed against the oppression of Uyghurs.An internationally condemned repression
China has long been accused by many Western countries and international organizations of carrying out large-scale persecutions against Uyghurs, Muslims and Turkic speakers, who constitute the main ethnic group in Xinjiang, a region of The west of the country.
He is notably accused of having arbitrarily interned more than a million Muslims in Xinjiang in camps, which Beijing describes as vocational training centers. In addition to these massive detentions, the country is also accused of forced sterilizations in the region.
On Friday, a report released by an Australian research institute and funded by the US State Department accused China of destroying or damaging around 16,000 mosques in recent years.
In early September, Emmanuel Macron, for his part,, assuring that "every opportunity is used in our bilateral contacts with the Chinese authorities to call on them to end the detentions in camps in Xinjiang ".
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