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China sanctions Belgian lawmaker for motion which alerts about genocide risk against Xinjiang Uygurs Xinjiang
Image: World Uyghur Congress website

China sanctions Belgian lawmaker for motion which alerts about genocide risk against Xinjiang Uygurs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jun 2021, 11:01 pm

Beijing: Beijing has sanctioned a Belgian lawmaker who called for a proposal warning of a risk of genocide against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang, a region which has always triggered international criticisms over China's alleged treatment towards the Uyghur Muslim community.

The foreign relations committee of the Belgian parliament approved a motion related to Xinjiang on Tuesday, warning of a “a serious risk of genocide against” Uygur Muslims in the region, and “mass violations of human rights that may constitute crimes against humanity”, reports The South China Morning Post.

The resolution will be confirmed by a plenary session in the House of Representatives on July 1.

Who are Uyghur Muslims?

Uyghur Muslims are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. It is now widely publicized that their human rights are crushed by China and they were sent to "re-education camps" by the communist regime in Beijing.

The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.