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Justice For All, Free Uyghur Now, 140 Uyghur and Muslim Organizations Release A Letter Demanding Action From OIC

For Immediate Release

Contact: Adem Carroll Adem@justiceforall.org 1-646-251-0402

Serwi Huseyin serwi@justiceforall.org

(Washington, DC, MD, 12/17/20) – Justice For All’s Save Uighur Campaign finds that the Chinese government’s extensive human rights violations against the Uighur and other Turkic population in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) meets the United Nations’ definition of genocide. Justice For All is a Muslim human rights organization which focuses on anti-genocide and global Islamophobia. A letter to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), led by Student coalition Free Uyghur Now and co written by Justice For All’s Save Uighur Campaign was signed by 140 organizations including 75 Muslim student groups and 26 Uyghur organizations.

“The OIC is failing to live up to its responsibilities as stated in the UN Charter,” stated Adem Carroll, UN Programs Director for Justice For All. “At a time when Muslims around the world are rightly outraged by the oppression of Uyghur and other Turkic People it is unacceptable that the OIC and its member states are silent.  We call on the leadership of the Ummah to find their voice, stand against oppression and advocate for justice.”

“We believe that the founding principles of OIC are principles that defend human rights and the rights of Muslim minorities, and we are not willing to give up on a multi-national platform that is meant to represent, protect and unite all Muslims. The realities we face remain difficult but the collective spirit and action of our Muslim Ummah alongside renewed efforts by the OIC will bring a swift end to these injustices,” stated Free Ughur Now co-lead Tasnim Benalla.

“My people are going through a genocide – a physical genoocide. As we speak, millions of my people are suffering in the prisons and concentration camps under China’s attempt to eradicate Uyghurs from East Turkestan,” stated Serwi Huseyin, Team Lead for Save Uighur Campaign.

“Why have Muslim leaders from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan turned a blind eye to the Uyghur? We, Uyghur will hold you accountable in Allah’s Court on the Day of Judgement,” Huseyin, a well known Uyghur poetess, added. The Save Uighur Campaign is led by a mostly Uyghur shurah (advisory board).

As cowriter of the the letter to OIC, Justice For All  urges global Muslim leadership to pressure China to stop this genocide.

Justice For All is an international human rights organization with consultative status at the United Nations.

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For further comments please contact

Adem Carroll Adem@justiceforall.org

Serwi Huseyin serwi@justiceforall.org

Hena Zuberi Hena@justiceforall.org

Save Uighur Genocide report: https://www.saveuighur.org/eye-opening-new-report-from-justice-for-all-uighur-genocide/

Letter with signatories: https://www.justiceforall.org/save-uighur/open-letter-to-organisation-of-islamic-cooperation-standwithuyghurs/

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