LONDON — Over 100 British lawmakers signed a letter to the Chinese ambassador Wednesday condemning that which they called”a systematic and calculated program of ethnic cleansing against the Uighur people” in China’s far-western Xinjiang region.
“When the entire world is introduced with such overwhelming evidence of gross human rights abuses, nobody could turn a blind eye,” said the cross-party correspondence, that has been signed by 130 lawmakers. “We Parliamentarians at the United Kingdom write to express our complete condemnation of the oppression and phone for it to end immediately.”
The correspondence attributed to reports of forced population management and mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, in addition to video showing a high number of blindfolded and shaven guys waiting to be loaded on trains. The lawmakers said the movie — that was recently proven to Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming through a BBC interview — bore”terrifying” similarities into footage of Nazi concentration camps.
They assert that the Uighurs are treated equally and the Chinese authorities consistently protect the legitimate rights of cultural minorities.
Asked Wednesday about whether he’d take action on the problem, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated Britain raises such issues”straight with the Chinese government and we’re going to keep doing this in the G-20, in the U.N., and at any circumstance.”