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US: Uyghur American Association holds rally against Chinese Communist Party

To further raise awareness about China's Uyghur "genocide" in the last 71 years, Uyghur American Association, along with other organizations, staged a rally in front of the US Capitol on October 1.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters

In a bid to further raise awareness about China's "genocide" in the last 71 years, American Association (UAA), along with other organizations, staged a rally in front of the US Capitol on October 1.

As a mark of protest, Americans created a mock scene in which Uyghurs, in their homeland were seen being taken away to the "Chinese concentration camps by the Chinese security forces".

"To further raise awareness about China's ongoing Uyghur Genocide and Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes in the last 71 years, Uyghur American Association, along with other organizations, staged a rally in front of the US Capitol on October 1," UAA wrote on Twitter.

"Uyghur American community expresses the deepest appreciation to Congressman Rep Ted Yoho for showing support for the oppressed by joining our protest against China's Uyghur Genocide," Uyghur American Association said in another tweet.

This protest comes on the occasion of 71st National Day of the People Republic of

put a million or more Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons in over the last three years, according to reports in US media.

However, regularly denies such mistreatment and says the camps provide vocational training.

Uyghur activists and human rights groups have countered that many of those held are people with advanced degrees and business owners who are influential in their communities and have no need for any special education.

People in the internment camps have described being subjected to forced political indoctrination, torture, beatings, and denial of food and medicine, and say they have been prohibited from practising their religion or speaking their language.

Now, as Beijing denies these accounts, it also refuses to allow independent inspections into the regions, at the same time, which further fuels reports related to China's atrocities on the minority Muslims.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, October 03 2020. 07:23 IST
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