On 27 January 1945, about seven thousand prisoners awaited liberation in the main camp, in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Auschwitz- Monowitz.©BELGAIMAGE/AFP
The State Department declared last week that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide scale repression of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of [East Turkistan]* (renamed Xinjiang), including in its use of internment camps and forced sterilization.
The determination of atrocities is a rare action on the part of the State Department and could lead the United States to impose more sanctions against China under the new Biden administration, reports the NY Times
The finding is the harshest denunciation yet by any government against China’s policies in East Turkistan.
Genocide is, according to international convention, the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.”
“The CCP are the Nazis of today, engaging in a 21st Century Holocaust-like genocide that is waging against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan,” Mr. Hudayar said. “Justice will be served, and humanity will prevail when the world acts on China’s atrocities against humanity.”
*East Turkistan was renamed Xinjiang by the CCP after its Occupation of the region in 1949.