South Asia and Beyond

‘Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide Of Uyghurs, Minorities’, What’s The World Doing?

NEW DELHI: “We will keep standing up and speaking out until China’s government stops its crimes against humanity and the genocide of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a UN virtual meet. The event was organised by Germany, the U.S. and Britain, co-sponsored by Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several other European nations and attended by 50 countries, human rights organisations and NGOs. While Beijing is reported to have threatened some countries “not to participate in this anti-China event,” a Chinese diplomat addressed the event. Teng Biao, Pozen Visiting Professor, University of Chicago and Grove Human Rights Scholar, Hunter College, The City College of New York discusses the significance of the meet and what the world is doing to stop the accusations of genocide. The lawyer and human rights scholar is in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi on what the U.S. describes as an entire region being turned into an open-air prison.

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