The Canadian Federal Parliament approved the law defining China’s practices against Uyghur Turks as “genocide”.
The bill, entitled “Religious Minorities in China”, presented to the plenary by Michael Chong, the main opposition Conservative Party Wellington MP, was voted at the parliament’s session in the evening at local time.
A total of 266 deputies participated in the vote, including 184 from the independent and opposition parties, and 82 from the ruling Liberal Party.
All of the parliamentarians who participated voted yes to the bill, and thus the Canadian Federal Parliament defined China’s practices against Uyghur Turks as “genocide”.
72 MPs from the ruling Liberal Party did not participate in the vote in the 338-seat Canadian Federal Parliament.
CANADA’S FOREIGN MINISTER CONCERNED ABOUT “ALLEGES OF GENOCIDE IN SINCAN”
On the other hand, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau made a written statement about the decision immediately after the vote in parliament.
“We continue to be deeply disturbed by the dire reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang, such as arbitrary detention, retraining, forced labor, torture and forced sterilization,” Minister Garneau said in his statement.
“We welcome parliamentarians to work together and discuss this critical issue. The Canadian Government takes the genocide allegations very seriously. We believe that it is necessary to work with the international community to ensure that such allegations are investigated by an independent body of international legal experts,” Garneau said. made his comment.
Garneau stated the following in his statement:
“Our allies, together with the G7 and the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, condemned China’s human rights violations. Prime Minister Trudeau raised this issue at the G7 leaders meeting last week. The Government of Canada will continue to work with international partners to defend vulnerable minorities. We reiterate once again our call for a transparent and reliable international investigation in response to the genocide allegations. This investigation should be conducted by an international and independent body so that impartial experts can observe and report the situation first hand. “
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced before the vote that they were abstaining from voting.
CHINA’S APPLICATIONS IN SİNCAN UYGUR AUTHORITY REGION
In recent years, violations of the identity and culture of Uyghur Turks in China have been criticized by the international public. According to UN data, at least 1 million Uighur Turks are excluded from their will in places that Beijing calls “vocational training centers” and what the international community calls “re-education camps”.
The Beijing administration does not provide information about how many camps are located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, how many people are there, and how many of these people have returned to social life. While the UN and other international organizations reiterated calls for the camps to be opened for scrutiny, China has so far allowed a small number of foreign diplomats and members of the press to partially see several camps it has designated.
The Chinese authorities are rejecting the UN officials’ request to investigate the region freely for direct information.
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