The following statement is attributed to the Executive Council of the East Turkistan Government in Exile
January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to honor the memory of the six million Jews and millions of other victims of Nazism. The date also coincides with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a complex of three camps near Oswiecim, Poland, where 1.1 million people, including nearly 1 million Jews, were sent to their death through gas chambers or forced labor.
This Holocaust Remembrance Day, we again call on the international community to uphold their promise of ‘NEVER AGAIN’ and act to end ongoing China’s 21st Century-Holocaust-like Genocide in Occupied East Turkistan.
The U.S. State Department declared last week that the Chinese government is committing Genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan, including in its use of concentration camps and forced sterilization. In recent years, Millions of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples have been sent to concentration camps. They have been forcibly indoctrinated, subjected to forced medication, sterilization, slave labor, starvation, rape, organ harvesting, torture, and even death in the same way that millions of Jews and others were sent to concentration camps, tortured, and killed.
On behalf of East Turkistan and its people, we want to express our gratitude to the U.S. Government for formally recognizing the Genocide in East Turkistan. We urge the Biden Administration to bring this 21st-century Genocide to the UN Security Council’s agenda and take strong, meaningful actions to end China’s Genocide of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.
We urge Australia, Canada, the EU Council, India, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and all freedom-loving nations across the globe to follow the example of the U.S. and formally recognize the Genocide occurring in East Turkistan.
Lastly, we express our gratitude to the countless individuals and organizations, especially Jewish individuals and organizations, across the world for standing in solidarity with the victims of China’s ongoing 21st Century Holocaust-like Genocide in Occupied East Turkistan.