(ChinaAid, Midland, TX—November 19, 2021) The Uyghur Tribunal
will release its verdict on December 9 in London. Afterward, there will be a
press conference to discuss the verdict. Viewers can watch the verdict and
press conference on the Uyghur Tribunal website.
The Tribunal met twice in 2021 to gather evidence and
witness testimonies of China’s genocide and crimes against humanity of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and Turks in the
Xinjiang region. Being a quasi-judicial body, the Tribunal cannot “convict”
China of international crimes, but their results can be used by the
international community to condemn China’s actions and inform their China policies.
In their most recent session, Gulzira
Auelhan shared her experience of torture, sexual abuse, and sterilization. Other
witnesses faced similar circumstances during their time in Chinese “re-education”
camps. Evidence continued to build when a Chinese citizen journalist videoed Uyghur
concentration camps in October.
The Chinese government called the tribunal a “kangaroo
court” and called the witnesses actors. Radio Free Asia conducted an investigation
and found that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is transferring over 3,000
Uyghur workers from Xinjiang to other parts of the country.
Criticism continues to mount against China in the last
month. Enes Kanter, NBA player for the Boston Celtics, challenged
Nike, Lebron James, and Michael Jordan on Twitter for their silence on Uyghur
forced labor. Sheffield Hallam
University released a report
on how forced labor from Xinjiang implicates dozens of international brands.