House of Commons
EDM #1791
Tabled 31 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House expresses concern at reports from human rights groups that the Chinese Government have interned over a million Uyghurs in re-education camps across the Xinjiang region; notes that reports from the camps allege that detainees are being kept in squalid conditions and are forced to renounce their religion or face torture; further notes that these reports of mass incarceration of Uyghurs come at a time when the Chinese Government have clamped down on civil liberties and introduced other measures which repress Uyghur culture; calls on the Government to make clear its opposition to the repression of the Uyghur community ahead of UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of China in November 2018; and urges the Chinese Government to close the detention centres immediately.

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