Following Geoffrey Nice QC as he delivers the judgment of the @TribunalUyghur on #Xinjiang.

Delivery Of Uyghur Tribunal Judgment (ENGLISH)
It is chilling, difficult and powerful to listen to this judgment.

I am not live tweeting because I want to listen to every word. The summary judgment will be available shortly on the homepage: #Xinjiang
A very significant finding however: PRC has implemented a deliberate, systematic & concerted policy of long-term reduction of Uyghur & other ethnic minority populations by limiting birth rates. #UyghurTribunal
BREAKING: @TribunalUyghur satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that various crimes against humanity - forcible transfer & deportations, imprisonment, torture, rape & sexual violence, acts of persecution, enforced disappearances, inhumane acts - proved against PR China.
BREAKING: @TribunalUyghur satisfied beyond reasonable doubt, on evidence heard in public, that China’s imposition of measures to prevent Uyghur births was intended to destroy significant part of Uyghur population in Xinjiang, constitutes genocide: Art.2(d) Genocide Convention.
Tribunal expressed some unease to reach conclusion on crime of genocide with links to very highest political figure of a country. Says seems more appropriate for govts or international organisations, but since neither govt nor UN has had courage to do so, it fell to tribunal.
The concluding remarks of Geoffrey Nice QC to the verdict are powerful, important context to the #UyghurTribunal’s conclusions, including on implications for international diplomacy, law & for China’s government. They bear strong consideration, by our own government by China’s.

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