Uyghur Court Concludes Second Hearing, Genocide Verdict Scheduled for December


The final round of the “People’s Court” established to assess whether the Chinese administration’s infringement of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and other ethnic minorities constitutes a genocide besieged in London on Monday.

The Uyghur Court, held in London from September 10 to September 13, was chaired by renowned British lawyer Geoffrey Nice, and witnesses were widespread in the area after the first series of hearings in June. He talked about his experiences of torture and abuse in various areas. Network of detention camps.

Nine referees, consisting of scholars, businessmen and lawyers, do not have the support or prosecution rights of the British government, but the organizers hope that an independent assessment will encourage the international community to act against the Chinese Communist Party. I’m out. (CCP) For the treatment of Uighurs, the majority practice Islam.

“The referee’s decision has no legal weight, but it has a moral weight,” expert witness Andrew Kuu said on September 13.

At this month’s hearing, nine witnesses and 28 experts testified. Among them is Erbakit Otarbay, a former detainee. Physical abuse Her 98 days in a camp in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Her explanation is the same as that of many former Uighur detainees. The direct report in The Epoch Times is from authorities seeking to strip Uighur detainees of their culture and language, as the party made to Chinese and Tibetans during the Cultural Revolution. Clarified the attempt. leader. If detainees do not obey orders, they may be subject to some form of torture as punishment.

Uighur mass detention is part of measures to crack down on domestic terrorism, religious terrorism and separatism, CCP officials say. The CCP referred to a potential “extremist threat” to justify strict surveillance and crackdowns on Uighurs and other ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Uighurs in the area have been detained for contact with friends and relatives abroad, traveling abroad, growing beards, attending religious rallies, etc. I told the time report.

The region’s network of mass camps is estimated to contain at least one million Uighurs.

Ethnic Kazakh Gurujire Arukankiji also testified this month about how she took pills, had a medical examination, took blood samples and injected unknown substances. She has been left infertile since then, she told the court.

“Every time I go [a new] They are a bloody camp. It had no logic. Sometimes they will take blood from me, or not, or from a group of students. It didn’t make sense, “she told the panel. “Dare they destroy our humanity and dignity.”

The London Court, funded by the World Uyghur Congress and private donations, is the latest attempt to hold a CCP to explain the treatment of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

The United States has declared that Beijing’s policy towards Uighurs and others is equivalent to crimes against humanity and genocide. China has denied accusations of genocide and forced labor in the region.

The Uighur court will announce in December whether China is committing a genocide or a crime against humanity. Radio Free Asia report.

Isabelle van Brugen

Isabelle van Brugen


Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from City, University of London.