Last night, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC held an event to bring attention to the persecution of Uyghurs in China. Speakers and panelists included:
Ambassador Sam Brownback
Congressman Jim McGovern
Naomi Kikoler – Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Rushan Abbas – Campaign for Uyghurs
Jessica Batke – ChinaFile
Alim Seytoff – Radio Free Asia
Adrian Zenz – Victims of Communism
Naomi Kikoler officially labelled the atrocities committed by China as a “Crime Against Humanity”. Adrian Zenz described “the conditions in (detention) are designed to break people down”. Congressman McGovern introduced the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which would ban all imports from the Uyghur region to the U.S.
Rushan closed her remarks by saying “it’s unimaginable what feeling, what impact it leaves on us…It is not only the Uyghurs’ future at state here, the democracy is at stake here. As the ambassador Sam Brownback have said earlier here, “China is waging war on religion.” Chinese government announced that they are going to re-write the Qur’an and Bible, make them compatible with communist ideologies. CCP is challenging everything that we have worked so hard for past 50 years. Now, we are all responsible for what happens next” after talking about her sister who has been detained for 19 months.