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As US awaits final election results, Campaign for Uyghurs hopes ending Uyghur genocide by China will be pioritized Uyghurs
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As US awaits final election results, Campaign for Uyghurs hopes ending Uyghur genocide by China will be pioritized

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Nov 2020, 08:55 pm

Washington: In recognition of the great privileges of living in a democratic society and keeping the US Presidential polls in mind, rights group Campaign for Uyghurs said it recognizes the importance of electing those who represent the Uyghur community.

"As part of our mission to advocate for the human rights and democratic freedoms of those Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others oppressed by the Chinese regime, we are ever-mindful of the delicacy of democracy and the value of protecting us,"rights group Campaign for Uyghurs said in a statement.

"When human beings are denied democratic rights, the road is paved for those with ill intentions to commit such horrors as the genocide of Uyghurs that we see playing out before our eyes," the group said.

Uyghurs have been denied their basic rights as human beings because their land is occupied by an authoritarian regime, and now facing active genocide and being used as modern-day slaves by the world famous brands. 

"Regardless of who is elected in the United States, we sincerely hope that the next four years will bring a renewed commitment to make stopping these atrocities a priority," the group said.

"While there is no perfect system in the world, the abilities that we have as human beings to raise our voices are best used in support of maintaining environments in which human beings are not punished for stopping evil. For all the chaos of election season, the reality of how much Uyghurs would like to be able to elect a leader who doesn’t actively inflict harm upon them remains ever in our minds," the group said.

The US poll was held this week and the fight to become the President is between Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden.

The result of the poll is awaited.