CFU PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 6:00 PM ET
Sabrina Sohail: email@example.com
Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) commends the launch of the “Xinjiang Person Search Tool” by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC). This tool enables the public to search the personnel records of over 700,000 victims of China’s persecution of Uyghurs.
VOC’s search tool is based on the information obtained from the Xinjiang Police Files (XPF) which includes a major cache of images, spreadsheets, protocols, and detailed information about hundreds of thousands of forcefully detained or sentenced Uyghurs and other Turkic groups. The search tool will provide information on a person’s detention status; the reason, length, and the location of detention and sentence. The collection of this data is profound evidence of the Uyghur Genocide being committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in East Turkistan.
Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, President of the VOC noted, “VOC is honored to share the Xinjiang Person Search Tool with the Uyghur community. This information will empower victims and their families to tell their stories, seek justice, and hopefully galvanize international action to hold Beijing accountable.”
VOC is also releasing a United Nations Complaint Submission Portal that enables survivors and victims’ families to file complaints against the CCP’s vicious crimes. The submission’s from this portal will be incorporated for a report to the United Nations (UN).
The leading researcher of the XPF, and senior fellow at VOC, Dr. Adrian Zenz, said “Uyghurs have been desperate for any information about their loved ones. The Xinjiang Police Files provide information that we wanted to make available in a tool that everyone can access. It is my hope that this will continue to raise awareness of this ongoing atrocity.”
“Families of the victims of Beijing’s atrocities in Xinjiang now have an organized way to leverage the Xinjiang Police Files, put pressure on Beijing, and hopefully reduce the abuses against their loved ones,” says VOC’s CEO, Ken Pope.
CFU’s Executive Director Rushan Abbas says “The Uyghur Community is extremely grateful to the VOC for launching the search tool as well as the submission portal which will provide millions of Uyghurs in the diaspora a platform to gather information on their missing loved ones and fight for their freedom. We urge the UN not to overlook the complaints, and reports, which reveal the millions of victims that are suffering grave violations of human rights. The UN must carry out its long overdue justice and confront China for its crimes.”
CFU congratulates the release of the Search Tool and the UN Complaint Submission Portal and appreciates their benefits to the Uyghur cause. CFU also calls on the international community to gather evidence, file reports and complaints against the Uyghur genocide to the UN and help to reform the freedom in East Turkistan and hold the CCP accountable.
For more information on some of the victims highlighted, please refer to CNN’s exclusive report ‘The darkness of not knowing disappears’ and please visit the Xinjiang Police Files and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) websites.