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PostAre the Uyghurs Victims of Genocide? A New Report (Paul Levine, Denmark, 03/16/21 3:45 am)
While the global death count mounts from the Covid-19 pandemic, there are other government-made tragedies in Asia.
In Myanmar, the military junta intensified its bloody suppression of protesters by murdering 50 demonstrators over the weekend. Even worse, the Chinese regime persists in its insane policy of suppressing Uyghur culture and religion and interning the men and women of Xinjiang province.
Now an independent report from the respected Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy concludes that China has breached all five aspects of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Unsurprisingly, the BBC has been banned in China because of its extensive reportage of the internment and persecution of Uyghurs.
You can read about the NISP report here as well as the whole report:
JE comments: The second link is a summary of the full report at the third link. Are the Chinese authorities guilty of genocide? The 50 independent experts on China, international law, and genocide studies conclude in the affirmative. Paul, I haven't read the 55-page report, but can you summarize the authors' recommendations?
This isn't the first time Realpolitik gets in the way of human rights, or even human survival: Nobody wants to anger Beijing, and what friends do the Uyghurs have? They are apparently no longer welcome even among their ethnic kin in Turkey, itself a nation particularly sensitive about the G-word (genocide):