PRESS RELEASE: China Engaging in Systematic Rape, Sexual Abuse, and Torture in East Turkistan

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
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Several former detainees of China’s concentration camps in East Turkistan and a guard have told the BBC they experienced or saw evidence of an organized system of mass rape, sexual abuse, and torture.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile urges governments, international bodies like UN Women, women rights organizations and activists to speak out and at against these crimes against Uyghur and other Turkic women in East Turkistan.

“For decades Uyghur and other Turkic women in East Turkistan have been victims of sexual violence, rape, forced sterilization, forced abortion, forced marriages, and other crimes perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party,” said Salih Hudayar, Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile.

“The systematic rape of Uyghur and other Turkic women are part of China’s ongoing genocide against East Turkistan’s people. We urge the international community to support our case against China at the International Criminal Court. Our complaint also highlights the systematic rape and other sexual violence against Uyghur and other Turkic women.” Mr. Hudayar said

Testimonies by victims described how the China and its Communist Party’s security forces are also profiting by selling Uyghur and other Turkic women as temporary sex slaves to Chinese men.

“I have a mother, a wife, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers. The rape of any woman breaks my heart and makes my blood boil,” Mr. Hudayar continued. “While the world talks about Human Rights, Women’s Rights, and MeToo, it ignores the rape of Uyghur and Turkic women in EastTurkistan.”

“The rape, sexual abuse, and genocide of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan is not new nor is it unique to the CCP. From the Qing to the current PRC, China’s forces have continuously raped our land and our people. Restoring East Turkistan’s independence is the only way to end this vicious cycle of genocide,” added Prime Minister Hudayar.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile and the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court on July 6, 2020, that provides detailed and extensive evidence that the Chinese government is committing crimes amounting to genocide and other crimes against humanity against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples.

The East Turkistan Government in Exile urges the U.S., UK, EU, India, Japan, and other countries in the Free World to bring China’s genocide to the agenda of the UN Security Council and act immediately to end this ongoing genocide.

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