Statement on the Uyghur in China

As an organization dedicated to the proper observance of human rights, CGRE is deeply troubled by the practice of targeted human rights abuses by the People’s Republic of China against the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang Province. CGRE calls upon the Chinese government to immediately cease its targeting of the Uyghur and other religious minority groups in Xinjiang. CGRE is becoming increasingly concerned with the specific targeting of these groups and the risk of losing the cultural identities of the groups.

CGRE is especially concerned by allegations against the Chinese government of:

  • Operating forced reeducation facilities where deaths have been reported

  • Incarcerating religious minorities arbitrarily

  • Torturing religious minorities

  • Conducting strict surveillance of religious minority groups

  • Separating families by placing non-orphaned minority children into orphanages with the purpose of removing their cultural/religious identities

CGRE calls upon the Chinese government to release all those who are currently detained in reeducation facilities and those who have been unduly detained elsewhere. CGRE also calls upon the Chinese government to reunify those children who have been removed from their families and placed in facilities with the intent to eliminate their cultural and/or religious identities.

CGRE joins other human rights organizations in asking the Chinese government to cease its path towards the cultural genocide of the Uyghur people and other Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist minority groups in Xinjiang Province.

CGRE urges the Chinese government to recognize and protect the basic human rights and religious freedoms of all living within its borders. Doing so can only benefit the Chinese people.

*For a PDF of this statement click here.

 
 Map of China and surrounding areas with Xinjiang Province highlighted in red. Marcus Steiner/CGRE

Map of China and surrounding areas with Xinjiang Province highlighted in red. Marcus Steiner/CGRE