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We are hosting Olsi Jazexhi, @parlabest Rukiye Turdush and @cburton001 Charles Burton to speak about Canada's response to China's #Uyghur crisis.
@parlabest speaks about the plight of the Uyghurs and the grave human rights violations being committed by Chinese authorities. #Uyghur #Uighur
Chinese authorities say U.S. power is in decline and assume that they can persecute the Uyghurs without consequences. There is ample evidence of human rights violations. Internment camps, forces disappearances, eye witness accounts
China is illegally harvesting and transplanting the organs of members of the #Uyghur community. There is no voluntary program
The widespread persecution of the #Uyghurs is having an huge impact on the moral and social fabric the community worldwide. There are forced sterilization. This is genocide , says @parlabest
Children are removed from their families to cut all ties to lineage, language, religion and culture. This is a genocidal policy says @parlabest
@parlabest calls on Canadians to raise their voices and to call on the Canadian government @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland to act . This is our responsibility as Canadians.
Charles Burton @cburton001 says there has been massive destruction of cultural heritage, religious sites, land and artifacts over the years
There has been massive economic exploitation. Land was taken away and Han Chinese took over the land.
Canada’s foreign policy with China at the moment solely focuses on trade. It is run through the PM’s office. the aim to increase Canadian prosperity rather than promote Canadian values
Canada is scared of the economic retaliation. China is already engaged in hostage diplomacy with Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
China is putting pressure on Uyghur people here in Canada. Many organizations have asked Canadians authorities to prevent such harassment but they are unwilling to do so, says @cburton001 . We have been too compliant out of greed and naïveté.
We could use the #magnitskyact (cc @Billbrowder ) to target Chinese officials. We should apply targeted sanctions. No Canadian party is committed to do that.
I feel ashamed on behalf of the Canadian government, says Charles Burton. We can continue to uphold our hypocrisy or we can stand up for the values we believe in. History demands that we see what is going on and that we act to put an end to the human rights violations.
Olsi Jazexhi approached the Chinese embassy in Albania, demanding to see the camps to see whether rumour of camps were true.
20 journalists from around the world were invited to go China (all expenses paid). Authorities were trying to convince journalists and the world that China loves the Uyghurs.
it was propaganda exercice. China tried to portray the Uyghurs as terrorists who constitute as security risk. As a historian specialized in propaganda and nationalism, Olsi saw through the lies.
Chinese authorities demonizes Uyghur activists and people. They pretend that Islam has no place in China. They have constructed an imperialist narrative.
China is engaged in a so-called civilization mission. They portray themselves as “superior” civilization bringing knowledge and progress to “uncivilized” populations.
Olsi took pictures and videos of the concentration camps. Detainees are being brainwashed, locked in camps for actions that should not be considered as crimes.They are prohibited to speak Uyghur, the think Uyghur and to be Uyghur
Chinese authorities pretend this is good for the Uyghur because it is giving them free education. The Uyghur are not treated as equals. Olsi warned Chinese authorities are only radicalizing Uyghurs through their violent tactics.
Here is Olsi’s YouTube Chanel:…
China has an interest in #xiangjian because it is part of their Silk Road power house and network project. Xiangjian is seen as their way to become a world superpower. They are seeking the total extermination of the #Uyghurs , turn them into Han Chinese
If the world doesn’t act, China will succeed. We must act now.
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