[Media Release] 1 October 2019 / 2 Safar 1441H
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA MUST STOP ALL ATTROCITIES AGAINST MUSLIM UYGHURS IN XINJIANG
The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) urges the People’s Republic of China to immediately release all Uyghur Muslims from detention camps in Xinjiang province.
ABIM calls for all detention centres and camps to be closed immediately.
This call is made in conjunction with the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 2019. It was also on October 1, 1949 that East Turkestan was incorporated into China and renamed Xinjiang.
The ongoing humanitarian tragedy of the Uyghur minority Muslims is already widely known throughout the world. ABIM considers the revelations and disclosures in the various forms of testimony and evidence have seriously undermined the international community’s confidence in the government of the People’s Republic of China concerning human rights.
The atrocities committed against the Uyghur ethnic groups in the detention camps go beyond the norms of humanity and result in psychological stress, depression, and trauma among these ethnic people.
To this day, Uyghur communities outside of China are still being denied access to information and blocked from communication which have left them separated from millions of their family members in Xinjiang.
These Uyghur communities have also been denied the right as citizens from possessing passports that would allow them to travel freely including returning home legally.
As a major force expanding its influence internationally, the actions of the Government of the People’s Republic of China are contrary to fundamental values of human rights held by the universal community.
The international community is also keeping abreast of developments in Hong Kong. The world is observing every policy implemented by the government of the People’s Republic of China in both regions.
ABIM fears that every move by the Chinese government is a reflection of the policies and values that the country wants to address as a new universal reference norm.
On that basis, ABIM urges Malaysians and the world community to reject any form of normalization that seeks to justify the inhumanity of the Government of the People’s Republic of China in particular to its mistreatment of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.
ABIM strongly implores the Malaysian government and the Muslim world to continue to increase political pressure so that atrocities on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang shall be ceased and their release from detention camps be achieved.
The millions of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic groups should have the right to live freely as dignified people as any other citizen in the People’s Republic of China.
Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz,
Secretary General, Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM).