Protests Against China’s Uighur Policy Held in Sweden

Stockholm, MINA – As hundreds of people staged a protest in front of the Chinese embassy in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Monday, opposing violations of Beijing’s Human Rights against a minority of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China.

About 300 demonstrators including a number of Turkish non-profit organizations carried banners and chanted slogans in cold weather to demand an end to the thousands of Uighurs in Chinese education camps.

The chairman of the Swedish Uighur Education Association Abdullah Kokyar said the protest was carried out to oppose China’s oppression and the 1997 Ghulja Massacre, in which Chinese forces opened fire on ethnic Uighurs who wanted freedom.

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Swedish spokesman for the Islamic National Society (IGMG), Huseyin Karaca, told Anadolu Agency that IGMG condemned the oppression of the Uyghur and urged Muslim countries and the international community to protect this minority groups.

In August, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in a meeting held in Geneva, stated that local government accused Uyghurs in Xinjiang have unprofitable political thinking, so government force them to entering political education centers .

The representatives of the UN agency said that up to 3 million people were detained without a court decision.

Previously, Human Rights Watch announced that the Chinese government was conducting a systematic campaign of human rights violations against Muslim Turk. (T/Sj/P2)

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Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)