A Chinese ex-police detective turned whistleblower says Uyghur Muslims were tortured, ordered to be raped by fellow prisoners, and hanged from cell ceilings after being rounded up in a ‘social cleansing’ program.
In October 2020, Germany issued a joint statement on behalf of 39 U.N. member states condemning the “increasing number of reports of gross human-rights violations” in Xinjiang, including “severe restrictions on freedom of religion or belief and the freedoms of movement, association, and expression as well as on Uighur culture.” The U.S. signed on to this statement, along with the U.K., France, Japan, and other large democracies.
There is inconvertible evidence of mass atrocities taking place in Xinjiang. To compound the horror of these acts is the possibility that, here in Britain, consumers may be unknowingly supporting businesses that actually profit from some of the actions taking place in Xinjiang, including the forced labour of Uighurs.
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