As US Secretary of State Antony Blinken prepares to meet top Chinese officials in Alaska on Thursday, Uyghurs will protest in front of the State Department to urge the U.S. to act swiftly to end China's genocide of Uyghurs in Occupied East Turkistan.
The U.S. sanctions for the Uyghur Genocide are hurting China, but they are not enough. The live event of the protest is being telecast at at https://www.facebook.com/ETAwakening. Uyghur concentration camp victim Zumret Dawut and political refugee Prime Minister Salih Hudayar are among the speakers at the event.
In recent years, the Chinese government has executed a terror campaign against the indigenous Uyghur population in East Turkistan (renamed Xinjiang).
The United States, Canadian, and The Netherlands governments have officially designated these actions by China a genocide.
About 3 million Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples are currently held in concentration camps throughout the occupied Uyghur homeland and other parts of China. They face rape, sexual and physical violence, torture, organ harvesting, and summary execution.
About the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement
Formed in 2017, the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) is an international movement striving for the restoration of East Turkistan's independence as an open, pluralistic Republic guaranteeing Human Rights and Freedoms for all.
About the East Turkistan Government in Exile:
The East Turkistan Government-in-Exile (ETGE) is the democratically elected official body representing East Turkistan and its people.
On September 14, 2004, the government was established in Washington, DC, by prominent Uyghur and other East Turkistani independence leaders from across the East Turkistani / Uyghur diaspora.
The ETGE and ETNAM filed a joint complaint in July of 2020 urging the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Chinese officials for genocide.
“We also hope the U.S. and other countries will support our case against China at the International Criminal Court so that we can obtain justice through international law,” said Prime Minister Hudayar.