Condemning the 71st Anniversary of China’s Formal Occupation of East Turkistan

The below statement is attributed to the ETGE’s Prime Minister |Photo Credit: ETGE

Today is a special day of national mourning for East Turkistan and its people. Following the assassinations of 30 top leaders of the East Turkistan Republic, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army invaded East Turkistan and overthrew the independent East Turkistan Republic on December 22, 1949.

Seeing the existence of Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tatar, and other peoples of East Turkistan as a threat to itself, 71 years ago today, our enemy — China — began its campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan.

Since that day, the Chinese invaders have fabricated all sorts of lies to justify their brutal campaign of colonization, occupation, and genocide. They killed our intellectuals, religious scholars, patriotic men and women, and people of all walks of life by labeling them as “Pan-Turkists,” “right-wing nationalists,” “capitalists,” “Pan-Islamist extremists,” “foreign agents,” and following 9/11 as “terrorists.”

China conducted 46 deliberate nuclear tests in East Turkistan that killed over 750,000 people and left millions deformed and disabled due to nuclear radiation.

Under the guise of “family planning,” China forcibly aborted over 3.7 million innocent babies in East Turkistan. Hundreds of thousands of Uyghur and other Turkic women were forcibly sterilized. Tens of thousands of East Turkistani women are being coerced into marrying Chinese men to eradicate our people’s future.

China has taken away even our fundamental human rights and has stripped us of our language, culture, and identity as part of its efforts to assimilate and eradicate our people.

East Turkistan’s natural and mineral resources have been repeatedly exploited by the Chinese invaders and their colonial settlers.

By giving lucrative incentives to Chinese colonists, China has flooded East Turkistan with millions of illegal Chinese colonists and altered East Turkistan’s demographics. In 1949 at the time of China’s occupation of East Turkistan, the Chinese invaders accounted for less than 5% of East Turkistan’s population. Today, they make up around 45% of East Turkistan’s population.

Under the guise of “re-education” and “vocational training,” the Chinese government has sent millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Tatars, and others to concentration camps. Where the people of East Turkistan are tortured, forcibly indoctrinated, starved, raped, and killed.
Millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other people in East Turkistan are being sent to factories and farms where they are used as slave labor.

Those who resisted were killed, raped, and their organs have been harvested and sold to Muslim countries as “halal organs.” Their bodies are being cremated in crematoriums to hide evidence.

Over half a million Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic children have been forcibly separated from their families and sent to state-run boarding schools and orphanages indoctrinated, assimilated, and raised as loyal Chinese citizens.

Today, we condemn the collaborators and traitors who were complicit and those who continue to be complicit in China’s campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan.

Today, we condemn the countries, organizations, and individuals who willingly turn a blind eye to and support China’s genocide and other crimes against humanity in East Turkistan.

Today, we condemn the treacherous organizations and individuals who have deliberately portrayed China’s campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan as being an issue of simple “human rights violations” and a matter of “China’s internal affairs.”

Today, we condemn the treacherous organizations and individuals who falsely claim to represent East Turkistan and its people. These organizations and individuals within our community have worked to undermine East Turkistan and its people’s desire to restore our independence by towing the Chinese narrative and falsely stating that “the people of East Turkistan don’t want independence.”

Today, we honor and commemorate the countless patriotic men and women who served our nation, sacrificed their possessions, and put their life on the life struggling to restore the East Turkistan Republic. We pray that God rewards them and bless them. We express respect and great thanks to our martyrs and our veterans, and we send our warmest regard to their families.

Today, we pray for the swift liberation of our country East Turkistan and the freedom of our people locked up in concentration camps, prisons, slave labor camps, and the tens of millions living in captivity under Chinese occupation.

Today, we thank the US Government, the State Department, the Trump Administration, Security Pompeo, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Ted Yoho, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Jim McGovern, the whole of the US Congress, the International Parliamentary Alliance on China, the Canadian Parliament, the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, the Japanese Parliament, and all the friends of East Turkistan and its people across the world for standing with us in solidarity and working to help free our country and its people from Chinese occupation and genocide.

Inside East Turkistan, the people of East Turkistan see unforeseen atrocities since the Holocaust. Every day that we are silent, every day that we fail to take strong, meaningful actions, more and more people are being killed in East Turkistan at the hands of China and its Communist Party.

We again call on the US Congress, the United States Government, and the whole of the international community to recognize China’s atrocities as genocide and to take more vital meaningful actions to put an end to China’s prolonged campaign of colonization, genocide, and occupation in East Turkistan.

We again call on the US Congress, the United States Government, and the international community to recognize East Turkistan as an Independent Country Occupied by China. We urge everyone to support our efforts to regain our country and independence to ensure our people’s survival.