China has been condemned by the U.K. and Germany after more details of China’s genocide against Uyghur Muslims were revealed in leaked documents.
In the past, the Chinese Communist Party claimed the “re-education camps” are voluntary and function to stop extremism.
In 2017, a CCP official revealed a shoot-to-kill order for anyone who attempted to escape, according to a database of documents published by the Victims of Communist Memorial Foundation.
Xinjiang secretary Chen Quanguo said in 2017 “If we all fulfill our duty, Xinjiang will be stabilized”. “If they run, just kill them. There will be no problem, because we have already authorized this a long time ago”.
The new leaked documents “were reportedly taken from CCP databases and sent anonymously to news outlets and activists,” said Fox News.
“New evidence shows the extraordinary scale of China’s targeting of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, including forced labor, severe restrictions on freedom of religion, the separation of parents from their children, forced birth control, and mass incarceration,” said U.K. Foreign Minister Liz Truss.
“The UK stands with our international partners in calling out China’s appalling persecution of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities. We remain committed to holding China to account, ” she added.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is demanding an investigation of China’s actions in Xinjiang.