China’s 20th National People’s Congress took place in Beijing on October 16-22. Uyghurs in the diaspora and those interested in the Uyghur issue carefully followed whether the congress would mention the Uyghurs. During the entire period, no one uttered ‘Uyghur’ in any context. Even while Xi was giving his two-hour closing speech, there was no mention of Uyghurs.
Uyghur Prisoners and Victims
By Anne Kader Around fifty Uyghurs participated in carrying the Olympic torch in Beijing in 2008.…
London – A UK-based independent tribunal has ruled, that China has committed genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the western ‘Xinjiang’ region. China’s senior leadership and President Xi Jinping carry primary responsibility for these acts perpetrated against these minorities.
Previously unpublished documents that link the crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang to the top Chinese leadership have been uploaded online, The Guardian reports.