Global Imam Council Statement on the Global Day of Action
On this day, the 1st of October 2020 which marks the 71st anniversary of the
establishment of the People’s Republic of China, The Global Imams Council stands in solidarity with the oppressed Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians, Hong Kongers, Taiwanese, and Chinese people in the Global Day of Action.
We strongly condemn the systematic persecution of religious and ethnic people by the Chinese government, and we reject any and all Chinese government claims of “re-education and reintegration projects.” Additionally, we express our deepest concern over the undemocratic “One China Policy” and the Chinese government’s intrusive surveillance of its innocent and harmless citizens.
It is the responsibility of all democratic states, parliaments and the United Nations to demand that the Chinese government ceases to violate the fundamental rights of the aforementioned groups, and to ensure that their dignity and honor is restored.
Despite the Chinese Government claiming and promising to uphold and respect human rights, it continues to detain 1.8-3 million Uyghur Muslims under the harshest measures possible. The Uyghurs are suffering from torture, forced sterilization, kidnapping, forced brainwashing among other inhumane practices which include direct insults to their culture and belief system.
The Global Imams Council proudly joins the World Uyghur Congress in calling on EU leaders, EU member states, United Nations, the international community and Muslim majority states to uphold their responsibilities towards both their nations and international laws by taking realistic measures against the continuous violations of the Chinese Government.