Statement Thanking the United States for Passing & Signing the Uyghur Act

June 19, 2020

On behalf of ALL the people of Occupied East Turkistan, especially the Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, and Tatars, we want to thank President Trump for signing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.

We also want to thank Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and all the great members of the United States Congress that contributed in making this bill a reality. Furthermore, we want to thank ALL of our great Americans friends and supporters that have shown solidarity with East Turkistan and its people, for without them we could have not made it this far.

June 17th 2020 will be remembered as a historic day for East Turkistan and its people, especially the Uyghurs. Although the bill is much weaker than what our people had envisioned, we are hopeful that this bill will the first step towards ending China’s brutal occupation and oppression in East Turkistan.

We urge the White House and the whole of the United States Government to implement this law and undertake strong actions to hold China accountable for its 21st Century-Holocaust like Genocide in Occupied East Turkistan.

For over 70 years, since China invaded and Occupied East Turkistan in late 1949, East Turkistan and its people have been subject to colonization, occupation, and genocide. Over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, and other Turkic peoples have been locked up in concentration camps, prisons, and labor camps.

We urge the United States Congress to introduce and pass much stronger bills that will not only promote the human rights and freedoms of East Turkistan and its people but also acknowledge the reality that East Turkistan is not a part of China but rather an independent country that was invaded and occupied by China.

We urge the United States Congress and the United States Government to recognize China’s crimes against humanity in East Turkistan as genocide according to the UN Genocide Convention.

We want to make it very clear that East Turkistan is NOT a part of China, historically we have a long history being an independence nation. We want to reiterate to the United States and all countries across the world that our countries proper name is East Turkistan, we reject the use of the Chinese colonial term “Xinjiang” which means “the New Territory” in the Chinese language. We are not and never will be a part of China’s so-called “internal affairs.”

Due to the unfortunate fact that we cannot protect ourselves, we call on the United States and the Free World to intervene and help the people East Turkistan to put an end to China’s pro-longed occupation and oppression in East Turkistan.

We call on the United States and all nations in the Free World to acknowledge and support our people’s aspirations to restore East Turkistan’s independence, for it is the only way that we can truly protect and ensure our basic human rights, freedoms, and our very existence.

Once again, we thank the United States and the American people for their solidarity and support for East Turkistan and its people.

Thank you and God Bless America!