Panel Discussion on the Human Rights Tragedy of the Uyghur Muslims

B’nai Brith Canada looks forward to a panel discussion about the oppressed Uyghur community.

Earlier this year, B’nai Brith Canada joined leaders of the Uyghur community to demand that Canada, the United Nations and all world leaders take concrete steps to bring China’s brutality against the Uyghur people to an end.

The Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority found largely in China’s Xinjiang province. They have been persecuted by the Chinese government for many decades. Reports have circulated for years that large numbers of Uyghurs are interned in detainment camps, mistreated and tormented by the Chinese government.

For Jews around the world, such events have a terrible resonance and provide a moral imperative to speak out. That is why B’nai Brith is bringing together leaders of the Uyghur community as well as experts on the topic for a panel discussion on the Human Rights Tragedy of the Uyghur Muslims.

Speakers include:

  • Rachel Bendayan, Liberal MP for Outremont, Quebec
  • Garnett Genuis, Conservative MP for Sherwood Park—Fort, Saskatchewan
  • Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, Bloc Québécois MP for Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
  • Mehmet Tohti, Executive Director, Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project

Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Ran Ukashi, National Director, League for Human Rights
  • Dr. Raziya Mahmut, Vice-President, International Support for Uyghurs
  • The Hon. David Kilgour, Former MP and Senior Fellow to the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
  • David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel to B’nai Brith Canada

The event will appear on this page on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7pm EST.

Published : Oct 29, 2020