For Immediate Release. 12th September 2021.
Malaysia: NGOs of different faiths condemn China for Uyghur repression.
KUALA LUMPUR (12 Sept 2021) – Malaysian Islamic, Christian, human rights and womens rights NGOs have condemned China for its alleged genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghur minority group in the country’s far-western region of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
The second round of the Uyghur Tribunal in London, United Kingdom, investigating Xinjiang human rights abuses, made public its findings on China’s alleged human rights abuses against ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, nearly three months after the first round of tribunal in London.
The tribunal had already witnessed more than 30 individuals and experts who came forward to testify about the long list of abuses by the Chinese authority in Xinjiang.
“Uyghurs gave their testimony on forced abortions, arbitrary arrests, and forced labour.
International legal experts are looking into possible legal actions to hold China accountable for human rights abuses” commented CEO of Global Peace Mission Malaysia Mr. Ahmad Fahmi Mohd Samsudin
“We are gravely concerned about the fate of the Uyghurs, and the lack of international efforts especially among Muslim-majority countries to stand up for the dignity of the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR),” said Malaysia4Uyghur President Zuhri Yuhyi.
“The Chinese government should stop undermining or repressing legitimate human rights of the Uyghurs, such as in this case, using national security, public order or anti-terrorism as an excuse” said Azmi Abdul Hamid, President of the Malaysian Consultative Council Of Islamic Organization (MAPIM)
“It deeply concerns that testimonials continue to emerge after so much protests and exhortation from the international community, including the people of Malaysia,” commented Gerakan Selamatkan Uyghur President, Zahid Aziz.
“Women in China's "re-education" camps for Uyghurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured” said Prof. Madya Dr. Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, President of The International Women’s Alliance for Family and Quality Education (WAFIQ)
“We asked the Malaysian government to start undertaking specific measures to protect the human rights of the Uyghur minority. We are confident that, as a model Muslim country respected by the world, the government of Malaysia will continue to foster the unity and consciousness of the Muslim Ummah by expediting refugee applications from Uyghurs.” said CEO of Allied Coordinating Committee of Islamic NGOs (ACCIN) Ir. Jamaludin Shamsudin
In September 2020, Malaysia declared that it would stand up to Beijing and would not send back ethnic Uyghur refugees to China. Malaysia also assured that Uyghurs would be granted safe passage to a third country should they choose to do so.
“We strongly urge the Chinese authorities to respect international human rights values, to stop persecuting the Uyghurs and accord them an undeniable right to make choices and manage their own life.” commented Jason Leong, advisor of the Association of Nexgen Christians of Malaysia (ANCOM) representing 400 Malaysian churches.
The tribunal is expected to issue a final verdict on whether China is committing genocide or crimes against humanity in the XUAR in December.
Uyghur Tribunal Commissioners have very international backgrounds such as;
Hamid Sabi a prominent human rights lawyer completed his studies at Tehran University.
Dame Parveen Kumar, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
Ambrenna Manji a Professor of Law at Cardiff University.
Raminder Kaur, a Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex.
Malaysia4Uyghur welcomes the public to join UYGHUR TRIBUNAL live viewing of second set of hearings on September 10-13, 2021 on Malaysia4Uyghur Facebook page.
Malaysia4Uyghur is a coalition of Islamic NGOs, Christian NGOs, Women's Rights,
Human Rights Advocacy NGOs working together advocating Uyghurs Human Rights and not anti-China.
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