After Congress declared China’s massacre of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims a genocide, liberal lawmakers urged the federal government to flee the country but continue to face threats from the regime. I am submitting a motion asking for more assistance to be provided to members of minority groups. .
In February 2021, MPs voted unanimously (266 to 0) in favor. motion Label presumptive arbitrary imprisonment and abuse 1-3 million Uighurs The genocidal acts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in western China.
Following that motion, Liberal MP Samir Zuberi introduced another motion. M-62urged the federal government to recognize that Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims who have fled to third countries continue to “face pressure and intimidation from the Chinese government to return to China,” and they face serious risks of arbitrary detention, forced sterilization, forced labour, torture and other atrocities;
The motion also means many of these countries are facing continued diplomatic and economic pressure from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to detain and deport Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. I am asking you to recognize that
The motion does not specifically mention third countries that China is coercing into detaining and deporting Uyghurs fleeing China. The Epoch Times reached out to Zuberi to provide specific examples of such coercion, but did not hear back immediately.
In addition, the motion states that the government should seek immigration, refugee and citizenship of Canada. Refugee and humanitarian resettlement programs Facilitate the entry of 10,000 Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in need of protection into Canada over two years from 2024.
Canada cannot currently welcome Uyghurs who face genocide within China, but it does provide safe havens for vulnerable Uyghurs in “third countries,” including countries primarily in North Africa and the Arab world. can. parliamentary debate October 26, 2022.
“This program will not stop genocide. This is what we can do, what we should do, what we must do,” he said.
Zuberi noted a number of other parliamentary initiatives aimed at addressing the CCP’s human rights abuses, which target numerous religious and ethnic minorities within its territory, as well as other Chinese citizens. bottom.
he pointed out Building S-211, talks about forced labor and child labor. Although China was not specifically mentioned in the context of the bill introduced by Senator Julie Miville Deschène in November 2021, Canada’s supply of such forms of “modern slavery” in his chain We want to fight the system.
Emphasis on sliding Building S-223This is a despicable practice targeting Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, an initiative on forced organ harvesting that has long been carried out against adherents of the spiritual practice Falun Gong. The bill received the King’s assent on December 15, 2022.
M-62 is seconded by up to 20 MPs from all major political parties. A joint secondment is a formal way for members of Congress to endorse a closed legislative motion before it is put to debate.