Extreme Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs in Xinjiang Occupied by China
The Uyghurs are largely discriminated in China. Since 2017, it is estimated that up to 1.8 million Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups have been placed in internment camps. There have been reports of alleged human rights abuses, mistreatment, rape, torture, with some alleging genocide. It is most likely the largest ethnic-religious imprisonment of a minority since the Holocaust. Individuals in Xinjiang have reportedly been arrested without trial and no official charges have been pressed against them. In light of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in China, a silent demonstration was organised in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defence and World Uyghur Congress to raise concerns about the gross human rights violations in China.
The event took place on the 5th of May 2021 with demonstration at the Chinese Embassy in The Hague.