Jun 02, 2008

East Turkestan: UNPO General Assembly Member Resolution

IX General Assembly

Expressing growing concern regarding human rights abuses in East Turkestan the resolution calls upon the Chinese authorities to commence a constructive dialogue with the Uyghur community to resolve this crisis that already persisted at the cost of to many lives and suppression of basic human freedoms.

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels, Belgium:

  IX UNPO General Assembly

16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels Belgium


Member Resolution

introduced by:

East Turkestan

The UNPO General Assembly;

Reiterates its grave concern on the gross and systematic pattern of violation of human rights and fundamental freedom in Chinese-occupied Eastern Turkestan;

Alarmed by the ongoing process of cultural genocide in Eastern Turkestan due to China’s policies to destroy the very core of the religious, cultural and national identity of Uyghurs;

Encouraged by the global community’s expression of concern over the grave situation in Eastern Turkestan;

Remains alarmed at the uncertainties and a growing sense of fear among Uyghurs;

Expresses solidarity with the Uyghurs in their nonviolent freedom struggle; 

Strongly condemn the fallacious attempts of the Chinese authorities to portray Uyghurs’ discontentment with China’s rule as “terrorism” and even linking them with international terrorist organizations, such as Al-Qaeda, in order to justify its crackdown on Uyghurs;

Strongly condemns the People’s Republic of China for engaging in the inhuman practice of capital punishment against Uyghur political activists and human rights defenders;

Strongly urges China to stop immediately the coerced birth control policy being implemented upon Uyghur women; 

Strongly condemns China for its continued policy to severely restrict the Uyghur people’s right to practice their religious belief; 

Urges China to stop its policy of transferring young Uyghur women, between the ages of 14 to 25 years old, to eastern China under the pretext of “providing jobs”;

Strongly condemns the harsh suppression of the Uyghur women’s peaceful protest on 23 March 2008 in Hotan prefecture in Eastern Turkestan;

Strongly condemns the People’s Republic of China for confiscating the passports of Uyghurs as it violates freedom of movement of the Uyghur people; and to release all political prisoners, including Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil, historian Tohti Muzart and poet Nurmuhemmet Yasin.

Strongly condemns the so-called “bilingual language” policy aimed at undermining the Uyghur language;

Strongly urges China to release the sons of Ms Rebiya Kadeer, Alim Abdurehim and Ablikim Abdurehim, and cease harassment and intimidation of other Kadeer family members; 

Strongly calls upon the People’s Republic of China to begin a process of dialogue with the Uyghur people which results in the end to violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Eastern Turkestan.


To download the Member Resolution, please click here. (PDF format, 117kb)