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HUMAN RIGHTS IN XINJIANG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1791: tabled on 31 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.