New evidence suggesting that the Chinese Government is pursuing a birth-prevention program targeted at Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, was released today by the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC).
The research, conducted by Professor Adrian Zenz - one of the world’s leading experts on the situation facing minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region - finds that:
- Population growth rates fell by 84 percent in the two largest Uyghur prefectures between 2015 and 2018, and declined further in 2019.
- CCP Government documents bluntly mandate that anyone violating the government’s Uyghur-targeted birth control plans could be punished by internment in “training” camps.
In response to these revelations, IPAC members released a statement promising political action in each of the 15 legislatures represented by IPAC.
The international group of lawmakers will mount a coordinated push for an urgent United Nations investigation into the treatment of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in China, and for the appropriate courts to decide whether or not crimes against humanity or genocide have taken place.
The statement, produced by IPAC’s 30 co-chairs, says:
The world cannot remain silent in the face of unfolding atrocities. Our countries are bound by solemn obligations to prevent and punish any effort to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group “in whole or in part”.
Therefore we commit to urgent political action in each of our countries. Our governments must now support a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly to establish an international, impartial, independent investigation into the situation in the Xinjiang region; must act to ensure that the appropriate legal determinations regarding the nature of alleged atrocities can be made; and must spare no effort in pursuing rapid and decisive political action to prevent the further suffering of the Uyghur people and other minorities in China.