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e-3216 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by NAUSHAD KHAN from Milton, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Canada's obligated to confront the violation of international human rights in China against the Uyghur Muslims and minorities;
  • Canada’s international human rights imply that “advocating on behalf of persecuted religious and belief communities under threat’’...‘‘is an important part of Canada’s constructive engagement in the world’’;
  • The United Nations (UN) general assembly released a statement calling the Chinese detention centers “Internment camps” distinctly similar to the Nazi concentration camps;
  • Canada needs to acknowledge the Chinese government's forced displacement of the Uyghur Muslims in internment camps;
  • Over one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and predominantly Muslim minorities are being held in these camps facing methods of torture that include, but are not limited to, beatings, rape, sterilization, electrocution, organ harvesting, and subjugation to medical experiments;
  • The UN secretary-general reports on sexual violence as being a brutal crime, with some UN officials going on to state it as a war crime; and
  • Qulbinur Sedik, a Han Chinese teacher sent to the Uyghur internment camps to teach, had undergone and seen the atrocities that the women in these detention centers faced, such as forced intrauterine devices, sterilization, genital examinations, and consistent gang rapes from officers.
We, the undersigned, residents of the Town of Milton and citizens of Canada, call upon Adam van Koeverden and the House of Commons to ensure that the human rights of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and predominantly Muslim minorities are protected by pursuing a resolution subsequently advocating for the human rights of these minorities, and the gathering of realistic data reports on the human rights situation in Xinjiang, China.
Open for signature
April 28, 2021, at 10:46 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 26, 2021, at 10:46 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Adam van Koeverden
Liberal Caucus
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