PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Uyghur Day Protest
WHAT: On the occasion of Uyghur Genocide Recognition Day, Human Rights Organizations from Los Angeles calling on world leaders to take immediate action to end the Chinese government’s human rights atrocities against the Uyghur people, which are internationally recognized to constitute crimes against humanity and genocide.
WHEN: Friday, December 09, 2022 at 1:30PM PST
WHERE: Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles 443 Shatto Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90020
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Nurnisa Kurban 818-370-5506
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Exactly one year ago, the Uyghur Tribunal announced its verdict that the Chinese government has committed genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs. In the months that followed, resolutions were passed by French, Irish, and European parliamentary bodies which followed the Tribunal’s conclusions. The Uyghur Tribunal remains the most important legal assessment of the Uyghur human rights crisis, as well as the most comprehensive body of evidence to date.
On Uyghur genocide recognition day, Uyghurs worldwide reflect on the important achievements that have led to the international recognition of the genocide, while commemorating the millions of victims affected by this cruel policy both in East Turkistan and abroad.
We call on governments to acknowledge their responsibilities under the 1948 UN Genocide Convention and take all necessary steps to end the ongoing Uyghur genocide.
Jewish World Watch
International Tibet Network
Tibetan Association of Southern California
Visual Artists Guild
Hong Kong Forum, Los Angeles
中國民主平台洛杉磯支部 (Los Angeles Chinese Democracy Forum)
中國民主黨洛杉磯支部 （China Democracy Party Los Angeles Chapter) .