Dear Hon. ,
On behalf of Uyghur Canadian Community and Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project (URAP) we urge you to join the newly established Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). The mission of IPAC “is to foster deeper collaboration between like-minded legislators. Its principal work is to monitor relevant developments, to assist legislators to construct appropriate and coordinated responses, and to help craft a proactive and strategic approach on issues related to the People’s Republic of China.” (please visit https://www.ipac.global/).
As an ethnic group living in the occupied territory of East Turkistan (a.k.a Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) under the PRC (People’s Republic of China), Uyghurs are currently undergoing cultural and ethnic genocide through brutal state-sponsored campaign in the form of massive concentration camps, enforced labor for global brands’ supply chains, pervasive and intrusive digital surveillance, separation of children, shattering families and social, cultural and religious fabric of Uyghur society; enforced denunciation of their ethnic, religious identity with the explicit government-backed violence, enforced disappearances and organ harvesting. China’s current policy of religious, cultural repression, the crime against Humanity, modern slavery and enforced social engineering of Uyghurs with the iron fist brutality should not and can not be tolerated.
The Human Rights Subcommittee Report of Canadian parliament that was released in December 2018 has highlighted the urgency of the situation of Uyghurs and urged the government to take up the concrete actions.
As the transparency and credibility of the information given by China’s government has been proven flawed during the disastrous pandemic of COVID-19 that claimed hundreds of thousands innocent lives and enormous financial and other lost, consistent efforts by the central and local government in concealing the dire situation of Uyghurs who are the victims of ongoing concentration camps, forced labour and organ harvesting are widely reported, documented and official line of denial by the Chinese government is refuted by the independent researchers and victims‘ testimonies.
Many countries in the world and Canada’s allies are fundamentally re-thinking and reshaping their broken China policy as the need for such a revision is more pressing than ever. Conventional daydreaming thought that “more trade and close engagement would open up China and move towards democracy” is tumbled. China is more authoritarian than ever and continues to expand by posing greater challenges to our way of life.
We urge our Canadian officials to stand up against the tyranny of the Communist China; together with the like-minded countries which value human dignity and freedom. There are numerous reports on the concentration camps in the Uyghur region, where by some conservative estimates more than two million Uyghurs and other natives are held up simply because of their ethnic and religious affiliations. In Canada, there is not a single Uyghur family which is not missing a relative in those camps. We plead after our government and you personally to be aware of the current dire situation Uyghur people are facing and call for a more proactive political stance vis-à-vis China. In the current context of the world we are living-in, one simply cannot afford to be silent and ignorant of what is happening in PRC. COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of what China is and the nature of the regime we are dealing with. The initial deliberate cover-up of Wuhan virus spread is having a devastating effect on the lives and well-being of the world’s population and economy including Canada.
Many well-known Parliamentarians are leading IPAC and some are from Canada such as ex-Minister of Justice of Canada Hon. Irwin Cotler from Montreal just to mention a few.
Unity among democracies is what China is afraid and what we need right now. By joining IPAC you will contribute your valuable knowledge and expertise on how to counter the growing communist menace of China.