Today is another historic day for East Turkistan and its people. The Canadian Parliaments’ recognition of genocide with a vote of 266-0 has given us great hope that Canada will not stand idle to this ongoing genocide.
Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of Uyghur and other Turkic peoples as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations.
“We thank Canada’s Parliament for officially recognizing China’s atrocities against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan as genocide,” said Salih Hudayar, Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile.
The East Turkistan Government in Exile calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada to also recognize the genocide and urgently act to end it.
“We thank all the members of Canada’s Parliament, especially MPs Garnett Genuis and Erin O’Toole, for their unwavering efforts and help,” Prime Minister Hudayar said
Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in East Turkistan as genocide against Muslim Uyghurs, The Guardian reported on Monday.
The East Turkistan Government in Exile urges the international community to support our ongoing case against China at the International Criminal Court and pressure the International Olympics Committee to relocate the upcoming Winter 2022 Olympics from Beijing, China, to another country not engaged in genocide.
The East Turkistan Government in Exile also calls on countries across the world including Australia, the EU, India, Japan, the UK and others to recognize the genocide and act urgently to end it.