Canadian Parliament passes bill to grant asylum to Uyghur refugees

by Anne Kader

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Translated from Uyghur Times Uyghur Edition


The Canadian Parliament voted on the bill to grant asylum to Uyghurs and other Turkic groups persecuted by the Chinese regime. The bill received 258 votes in favor and 0 votes against it.


The Canadian immigration committee presented a report to the lower house of the Canadian Parliament and requested the government to accept Uyghurs and other ethnic groups persecuted by China. It is the second vote on the Uyghur issue after lawmakers voted in 2021 on a resolution to recognize the Uyghur genocide.


According to Canadian local news channels, the Parliament will hold another vote on the M-62 report on Uyghurs on Wednesday, October 26, prepared by MP Samer Zuberi from the Liberal Party of Montreal. It will demand the Canadian government that 10,000 Uyghurs and other Turkic ethnic groups who have fled the Chinese regime and sought refuge in a third country, such as Turkey, should be granted asylum. 


Canadian Uyghur activist Mamet Soto told reporters that on Wednesday, more than 160 Uyghurs planned to protest in front of the Canadian Parliament wearing t-shirts with the words “We are refugees” for the Canadian Parliament to pass the resolution.

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