I have been frequently speaking out against the appalling human rights abuses targeted against the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government. In Parliament, I called on the Government to ensure that no UK businesses are profiting from what is happening in Xinjiang.
@tompeter @ReutersIn the city streets and countryside, Communist Party propaganda urges loyalty and ethnic unity. A billboard, showing Chinese President Xi Jinping among a crowd of smiling Uyghur children, stands in an industrial park outside the Kashgar prison:
.@SubiMamat shares the story of her 73-year-old father, a retired government worker in China, who was sentenced to life in prison for being a “well-respected Uyghur man.” Subi shares her family’s pain. #VoicesOfXinjiang
A bipartisan Australian bill would ban all goods from China's Xinjiang, where forced Uyghur Muslim labor is pervasive, as well as imports from anywhere that use forced labor. Businesses have a duty to ensure clean supply chains. Ignorance is no excuse.
Watching from afar as loved ones disappear and a way of life is erased, trauma has set in for the Uyghur diaspora, both those who left China long ago and those who fled more recently to make a new life, away from persecution.
US customs just intercepted 13 tons of human hair taken from the prisoners of the Uyghur concentration camps. Why is no one talking about this?
Human Rights Lawyer Emma Reilly reveals that the UN is actively sharing the names of Uyghur dissidents with the Chinese Government, telling Maajid Nawaz the actions of the UN here are 'criminal.' @MaajidNawaz
Chinese Communist Party has already incarcerated 1m Uyghur Muslims into "re-education" camps. Today a new report pointed to horrific, draconian measures used to suppress Uyghur birthrates, incl. IUD insertions & sterilisation. Today I asked the UK govt how it plans to respond:
The Chinese government keeps talking about not wanting "outsiders 'meddling' in Myanmar’s internal affairs" -- meaning the junta can shoot protesters at will (and Beijing can detain Uyghur Muslims at will, crush Hong Kong's freedoms, etc). #AutocratsMantra