Canada Strikes To Take In 10,000 Uyghur Refugees

Canada Moves To Take In 10,000 Uyghur Refugees

The transfer proposes resettling 10,000 Uyghurs in Canada over 2 years, beginning in 2024.


Canada’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously handed a movement to soak up 10,000 Uyghur refugees who fled China however are actually dealing with stress to return.

The transfer builds on a February 2021 transfer by Canadian lawmakers to label Beijing’s remedy of Uyghurs and different Turkic Muslims in its northwestern Xinjiang territory as genocide.

Rights teams consider at the least a million Uyghurs and different largely Muslim minorities have been incarcerated in internment camps within the area, the place China can be accused of forcibly sterilizing ladies and imposing pressured labor.

Tens of 1000’s have fled.

And in keeping with backbench MP Sameer Zuberi, who sponsored the movement, at the least 1,600 have been detained in different nations at China’s behest or forcibly repatriated.

At a information convention Zuberi famous that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cupboard voted in assist of the movement, signaling the federal government’s “intent to make this occur” despite the fact that it’s nonbinding.

“It’s a clear sign that we don’t settle for human rights violations in opposition to the Uyghur folks,” he mentioned, including that “what is occurring to the Uyghurs is unacceptable.”

Mehmet Tohti, government director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Mission, advised reporters it’s a sturdy message that “will resonate not solely in China and in Canada, however around the globe.”

The movement says Uyghurs who “fled to 3rd nations face stress and intimidation by the Chinese language state to return to China” and accuses Beijing of additionally making use of diplomatic and financial stress on nations to detain and deport them, “leaving them with no protected haven on the earth.”

It proposes resettling 10,000 Uyghurs in Canada over two years, beginning in 2024.

China has defended its Uyghur camps in Xinjiang, saying they’re essential to battling terrorism and offering vocational coaching to minorities.

However america has mentioned China’s repression of Uyghurs quantities to “genocide,” and the United Nations has condemned China’s persecution of Uyghurs and different Turkic Muslims.

Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, mentioned: “The Uyghur individuals are below assault: our language, tradition, faith, historical past, ethnic id.”

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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