Monday, February 20, 2020
The UK Guardian reported that the UK’s Home Office had agreed to allow the Chinese security firm Hikvision to attend the 2020 Security & Policing Trade Fair in the UK. Hikivision is a Chinese firm that has been implicated in mass human rights absuses across East Turkistan, where over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic peoples are locked up in so-called “re-education” concentration camps.
The East Turkistan Government-in-Exile’s Deputy Prime Minister & Acting Foreign Minister, Adil Abbas, called on the UK Government, its Foreign and Home Offices to retract Hikivsion’s invitation to the Security and Policing Trade Fair in the UK. He urged the UK Government to be more active in opposing China’s brutal genocide of Uyghurs and others across East Turkistan. He also called on the UK Foreign Office to remember its diplomatic and trade histories in regards to East Turkistan and recognize East Turkistan as an occupied country.