The New Paper

February 23, 2021

Canadian lawmakers declare Chinese repression of Uighur Muslims to be genocide

Canada’s House of Commons passed a motion declaring China’s repression of Uighur Muslims to be genocide, joining the US (which took similar action in January). The determination follows a series of US and international measures condemning the “arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment” of over 1M Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the northwestern Xinjiang region of China.

Extra: The non-binding motion passed 266-0, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet abstaining from the vote.
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