Turkey under Pres Erdogan has positioned itself as "a voice for the world’s Muslim[s]....Yet, when faced with obvious Chinese oppression of its own Muslim minority, the Turkic Uighur population, Ankara has compromised on these purported core values."
China to UN Human Rights Council members: We're not detaining one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims for "re-education," and don't meet with the Uighur representative who will tell you otherwise.
I don't imagine China allowed the one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims whom it has detained for "re-education" to celebrate International Day of the Disappeared.
As Merkel visits China, it's important that she not allow concern for German-Chinese business ties to mute her public criticism of China's repression such as its detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims for "re-education."
The first outspoken survivor of China's mass "re-education" camps for Uighur and other Turkic Muslims to seek asylum in the United States says she was "starved, isolated and unable to shower for weeks on end" while in Chinese detention.
Beyond China's mass detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China's imprisonment rate in Xinjiang is skyrocketing, surpassing even America's absurdly high rate of imprisonment.
Why did the World Bank continue to disburse a loan for "vocational training" in China's Xinjiang region even after it became clear that that is Beijing's euphemism for detaining one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims there?
Beyond China's mass detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, China is greatly increasing arrests and long prison terms for the people there.
"Satellite images before and after show that several months before" China permits visits to its detention camps for one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims, "watchtowers and other security features such as metal fencing were removed from these camps."
Beyond China's abuse of Twitter to spread disinformation about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, China was also using Twitter to lie about its detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims for "re-education."
What is more quiet than the one million Uighur & other Turkic Muslims whom China has locked away in remote detention centers until they renounce Islam and their ethnicity? The silence in response by the governments of the world's Muslim-majority nations.
Bad enough that China has detained one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims for political re-education. It's also detaining and brainwashing their "orphaned" (both parents detained) children. A major goal is to get them to abandon Islam.
Twenty-two nations just issued an unprecedented protest at the UN Human Rights Council over China's mass detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang for "re-education." Guess who didn't join them?
Saudi Arabia tries to defend statement abandoning one million detained Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in China's Xinjiang region by pretending the statement was only about economic development. It wasn't. It defended the horrible persecution in Xinjiang.
If any other country were detaining one million Muslims for forced renunciation of Islam, the UN Human Rights Council would be all over them. Why does China get a pass for its severe persecution of Uighur and other Turkic Muslims?