Ian Patrick, FISM News
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a statement to the press formally announcing that the United States finds China to be committing crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur Muslim population.
The statement clarifies that the U.S. has been thoroughly investigating the matter and found that since March of 2017, “local authorities dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz.”
These crimes are ongoing and include: the arbitrary imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of more than one million civilians, forced sterilization, torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained, forced labor, and the imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.
The Secretary of State mentions that he believes genocide is still taking place and that “we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state.”
Pompeo also notes that the People’s Republic of China have been portraying the Uyghurs as “malignant tumors” along with other derogatory names, and have denied other nations access to the region of Xinjiang in order to properly investigate the matter.