Uyghur Times Staff
The Hill reported that over 200 Jewish organizations, rabbis, and synagogues have written a letter to President Biden and top U.S. officials, urging them to take a stronger stance against the Chinese government’s genocide of ethnic Uyghurs. The letter highlights the State Department’s recognition of crimes against humanity, including arbitrary imprisonment, forced sterilization, torture, forced labor, and restrictions on religious freedom. The Adas Israel Congregation, based in Washington, D.C., spearheaded the effort, actively raising awareness through demonstrations, providing support to Uyghur communities, and advocating for actions against human rights abuses. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has also emphasized the mass incarceration and assimilation of Uyghur Muslims. This call for action aligns with the recent decision to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and reflects the U.S.’ commitment to promoting human rights globally.