US to Review Uyghur Genocide Determination

Officials from the Biden administration have made statements in the press on reviewing former Secreatry Pompeo’s designation of the Uyghur Genocide.  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield noted in her confirmation hearing that the Biden administration is currently reviewing the description of China’s policies as genocide, to ensure the proper procedures were followed.

This designation of genocide is crucial in ending the Chinese government’s horrific, longstanding atrocities against Uyghurs which includes running the largest concentration camps since the Nazis.

“This declaration by the US State Department that China has committed genocide against Uighurs is a true example of saying what it is, Genocide. We hope that the coming administration will build on this declaration by ensuring that trade with China is not at the cost of human rights,” said Malik Mujahid, Chair of Save Uighur Campaign and founder of Justice For All.

The US Government has found the actions of the CCP “morally repugnant” and find the policies, practices, and abuses “designed systematically to discriminate against and surveil ethnic Uyghurs as a unique demographic and ethnic group, restrict their freedom to travel, emigrate, and attend schools, and deny other basic human rights of assembly, speech, and worship. Authorities have conducted forced sterilizations and abortions on Uyghur women, coerced them to marry non-Uyghurs, and separated Uyghur children from their families.”

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