Interview by Mehmet Tohti, Executive Director of URAP

Mehmet Tohti, executive director of the Uighurs Rights Advocacy Project, has appeared in Parliament on four separate occasions to press the issue. “The question is even if you speak one thousand times, what if they don’t want to listen or if they do not want to take action?” he asked the committee, pointing out that the Canadian government has committed millions of dollars in funds to China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. “Why should my tax dollars fund China’s expansionism? My tax dollars are supporting the Chinese persecution of my own people.