Prime Minister Salih Hudayar joined New York Times’ Hong Kong Correspondent Austin Ramzy, and Uyghur Human Rights Project Director for Global Advocacy Louisa Coan Greve on NPR’s A1 radio panel to talk about the Detention of Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan.
The Prime Minister’s Key points were:
• The main reason behind China’s concentration camps and overall oppression of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples is because China fears rebellion and the creation of an East Turkistan as noted in its 2019 National Defense Strategy.
•Uyghurs had an independent country and they are now a colonized people whose country is occupied by China. They don’t view themselves as a part of China, therefore they are not separatists.
• What China is doing to the Uyghurs is not just a cultural genocide but an actual genocide as defined by the UN Genocide Convention.
• The US Government & other governments should recognize East Turkistan as an Occupied Territory. World leaders should especially recognize China’s atrocities in East Turkistan as a Genocide.
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