Statement on Report Identifying Chinese State Organs Carrying out Repression of Uyghurs

October 19, 2021

A new report published today by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) details the role of numerous Chinese government bodies in carrying out a brutal campaign of repression in the Uyghur Region.

The report reveals the breadth and depth of the Chinese state’s systematic, whole of government attempt to suppress Uyghur culture, identity and populations. It is the latest in a mounting body of evidence documenting the industrial scale and sometimes extremely well-hidden human rights abuses taking place in the Region.

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) once again calls on democratic states to take urgent, coordinated action to protect Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Uyghur Region.

Further, we request ASPI to share with IPAC, governments, and other relevant bodies the list of culpable officials referenced in their report so that sanctions can be pursued where appropriate. Those responsible for perpetrating these abuses must be held to account for their actions.

Next Article