Honorable Member of Parliament September 26, 2020
Dozens MPs have tabled petitions, and supported a resolution initiated by Hon. Garnett Genuis in urging the Government of Canada to acknowledge the ongoing Uyghur Genocide and take concrete action to prosecute those Chinese officials who are responsible for the crime of genocide.
Prominent Canadian legal experts were joined by survivors of concentration camps to testify on the horrific details and crimes of genocide perpetrated by China’s authorities against Uyghurs on July 20-21, 2020 and urged the Government of Canada to take action on stopping and preventing these actions from further continuation.
After recent new report detailed the forced sterilization, forced abortion of Uyghur women and horrible measures deployed to prevent the birth of Uyghur population, more than 22 Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Organizations from 5 different countries, including 16 senior experts, have expressed their grave concerns for the crimes and genocide taking place against Uyghurs in East Turkistan by China.
Despite intensified International outcry, Chinese Communist Party Secretary General Xi Xinping doubled down on his genocidal policy against the Uyghurs, a continued commitment to carrying out these crimes over the long-term.
The unfolding Uyghur genocide – as the prevention and punishment of mass atrocity is a universal and multi-partisan obligation – should be acted upon by all members of Parliament, regardless of political affiliations.
XXX, as a voter in your constituency, I urge you to support these petitions and pursue a parliamentary resolution urging our government to acknowledge the Uyghur Genocide and take meaningful action to fulfill our international responsibilities as a state party to the Genocide Convention and a guarantor of the rules-based international order.
Indifference and inaction in the face of genocide indulges impunity and encourages continued criminality. Your solidarity and support in this matter can therefore have a transformative effect. We trust that you will choose to stand against the ongoing Uyghur genocide.