Uyghur Activists in Taiwan Garnering Support 維吾爾人權運動者來台 盼獲關注與聲援

United Nations report previously says the Chinese government has committed abuses that may amount to crimes against humanity targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities in the Xinjiang region. Recently, Uyghur human rights activists came to Taiwan, stating that Uyghurs are still facing genocide-like violations and hoping to gain more attention and solidarity on their plight.

Rushan Abbas, Founder, Campaign for Uyghurs: “If she refuses for whatever reason, herself and her entire family will be sent to the concentration camps in the name of an Islamic extremist.”

Uyghur women are forced to marry Han men, and even face forced abortions and sexual assaults. Children are also sent to other places and separated from their parents. These are the problems faced by the Uyghur people in China.

Rushan Abbas, Founder, Campaign for Uyghurs: “About one million Uyghur children are taken from their families, from their parents, and sent to state-run orphanages. Uyghur women are facing forced abortion, forced sterilizations, and force of the inserting IUD devices inside their bodies.”

Rushan Abbas, an Uyghur human rights activist, revealed the experiences of Uyghur women and children in China, hoping to garner more public support. There is also inhumane torture such as forced labor, surveillance, and re-education camps.

Wang Ting-yu, Legislator (DPP): “We condemn and confirm China's actions in Xinjiang as a crime of genocide. We have proposed Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act in the Legislature. It is currently in the first reading.”

Claire Wang, Legislator (NPP): “What the Chinese government has implemented in Xinjiang has exceeded legal boundaries. And it should be seen by the whole world, which must condemn China together.”

Taiwan legislators of all parties proposed at the end of 2022, asking the government to continue to pay attention to the issue. They are discussing how to cooperate with other democratic countries, and propose corresponding sanctions against the Chinese government. At the same time, it also calls on Taiwan's society to pay more attention to Uyghur human rights issues and think about the future of Taiwan. 











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