Up to three million members of the Uyghur Muslim community have been placed in concentration camps in the Xinjiang region of China. They are forced to eat pork, drink alcohol and renounce their faith. The Chinese government has destroyed thousands of mosques in the Xinjiang region, and are prohibiting Uyghur Muslims from fasting during the month of Ramadan. Please sign this petition to show your support for the basic human rights of the Uyghur Muslim people.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens urging our members of Congress to act in support of the Human Rights of Uighur Muslims and other Turkic minorities in China by supporting H.R. 649 and S. 178 Uyghur Human Rights Act of 2019. These measures call for 1) the dismantling of concentration camps in China, 2) the U.S. State Department to place economic and diplomatic sanctions on China through the Global Magnitsky Act, 3) expedite asylum requests of Uyghur and other ethnic minorities who suffer persecution, 4) hold U.S. companies publicly accountable to relay human rights data and use of forced labor if doing business in the region, and 5) the assignment of a special counsel to China’s Xinjiang region that would document the plight of the Uighur Muslim and other Turkic minorities and report those findings back to Congress. They also address the intimidation and threats faced by United States citizens and legal permanent residents of Uighur descent targeted by the Chinese regime.
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