Canada’s parliament says China committed genocide against Muslim minorities

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    Although liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstained from Monday’s vote, many of the lawmakers – including the liberals who attended – voted in support of the motion, which was brought by the opposition Conservative Party.

    The motion, which recognizes that “a massacre against Uyghurs and other Ottoman Muslims is currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China for calling on the International Olympic Committee to move Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games”.

    Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mark Gerno, was the only cabinet minister to vote in Parliament, officially “on behalf of the Government of Canada”.

    The Leader of the Opposition, Erin O’Toole, who led the effort on the parliamentary vote, called on the Trudeau government to support the determination, while symbolic government policy would not form. Otol said on Monday, “It is shameful that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government continue to deny the sinister conduct being carried out by the Chinese Communist Party.”

    The parliamentary vote also makes Canada the first country to officially call for support for Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on allegations of human rights abuses. More than 100 human rights organizations have come together to advocate for a political boycott of the upcoming Games, scheduled to take place in February next year.

    Call for international inquiry

    A month after the resolution was passed, the US government made a similar decision, with the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declaring that the world was “seeing a systematic attempt by the Chinese party-state to destroy the Uygars.”
    The Chinese government has repeatedly denied allegations of human rights abuses against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. At a news conference on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin urged foreign countries to “stop interfering in China’s internal affairs on the pretext of Xinjiang-related or human rights issues”.

    In a statement issued after Monday’s vote, Canadian Foreign Minister Guarnio said the Trudeau government believes the allegations against China need to be investigated by international experts.

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    “The Canadian government takes any massacre allegations seriously. It is our responsibility to work with others in the international community. Such allegations were investigated by an independent international body of legal experts,” Guernio said in a statement on Monday. She goes.” Stating that a “credible investigation” should be initiated by an international and independent body.

    Guernio’s statement came on the same day that British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rab called for Xinjiang to be given “immediate and unintended” access to the United Nations to independently investigate allegations of human rights abuses.

    Rab said during an UN Human Rights Council address in Geneva, “The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale. The report states — including atrocities, forced labor and forced sterilization of women — and they are widespread.”


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