Uyghur group calls on ICC to arrest Chinese president Xi Jinping after Putin warrant

A gaggle representing the Uyghur individuals is asking on the Worldwide Legal Court docket (ICC) to pursue prices towards Chinese language President Xi Jinping after the court docket issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We name on the Worldwide Legal Court docket to behave and maintain Chinese language chief Xi Jinping accountable for the continued genocide and crimes towards humanity towards Uyghurs and different Turkic peoples,” Prime Minister Salih Hudayar of the East Turkistan Authorities in Exile mentioned in a Saturday press launch.”The Worldwide Legal Court docket should uphold justice and fulfill its dedication to ‘By no means Once more’ by investigating the continued genocide and arresting Xi Jinping for his direct function on this Holocaust-like genocide within the twenty first century.”The press launch echoes what authorities officers throughout the globe and pro-Uyghur activists have claimed for years concerning China’s “ongoing marketing campaign of mass internment, pressured labor, pressured sterilization, and compelled household separation towards Turkic ethnic teams in East Turkistan, which has been formally designated as genocide by the U.S. authorities and the Parliaments of practically a dozen western nations since 2021.”HACKED XINJIANG FILES REVEAL CHINA’S UYGHUR GENOCIDE DETAILS: ‘JUST KILL THEM’ Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes arms together with his Chinese language counterpart Xi Jinping on the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia (Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool)The press launch comes the identical week the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin and Russian official Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova for his or her alleged involvement in struggle crimes through the invasion of Ukraine.The ICC mentioned that Putin “is allegedly chargeable for the struggle crime of illegal deportation of inhabitants (youngsters) and that of illegal switch of inhabitants (youngsters) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”UN REPORT CITES ALLEGED ‘PATTERNS OF ABUSE’ IN CHINA’S TREATMENT OF UYGHUR MINORITY China’s discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and different largely Muslim ethnic teams within the western area of Xinjiang could represent crimes towards humanity, the U.N. human rights workplace mentioned in 2022 (AP Photograph/Mark Schiefelbein, File)Russian Ministry of Overseas Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the arrest warrant shortly after it was issued.”Russia isn’t a celebration to the Rome Statute of the Worldwide Legal Court docket and doesn’t bear obligations underneath it,” Zakharova mentioned. “Russia doesn’t cooperate with this physique, and doable ‘recipes’ for arrest coming from the Worldwide Court docket of Justice can be legally null and void for us.”The press launch from the exiled Uyghurs outlines comparable allegations of pressured deportations of ethnically Turkic individuals.PROMINENT NYC VENUES REPEATEDLY HOST CHINESE OFFICIAL WHO PRAISED CCP, DENIED UYGHUR GENOCIDE Ethnic Uighurs pray inside a mosque in Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Area.  (Reuters/Nir Elias )”In June 2021, legal professionals representing the ETGE and ETNM submitted further proof to the ICC that the Chinese language Authorities is implementing a coverage of rounding up Uyghur and different ethnically Turkic individuals from outdoors China, together with ICC member States akin to neighboring Tajikistan, and forcefully deporting them again to East Turkistan (“Xinjiang”), the place they’re subjected to genocidal acts and crimes towards humanity,” the press launch said. “The brand new proof highlighted that upwards of three,000 Uyghurs had been forcibly deported from Tajikistan with an extra 4,000 from Kyrgyzstan.”‘CREDIBLE CASE’ CHINA IS CARRYING OUT GENOCIDE AGAINST UIGHURS: LEGAL OPINIONAdditionally, the press launch states that over 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and different Turkic individuals have been put in internment camps and that over 880,500 Uyghur and different Turkic youngsters have been forcibly separated from their households.Fox Information Digital reached out to China’s U.S. Consulate and the ICC for remark however didn’t instantly obtain a response.”The ICC is presently contemplating all the proof we have now submitted as a way to determine on opening an ICC investigation,” Hudayar informed Fox Information Digital in a press release. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”We’re in touch with the Workplace of the Prosecutor in regards to the proof submitted and are requesting that the Prosecutor ought to act directly to begin an ICC investigation and maintain these accountable to account.”Xi is scheduled to fly to Russia subsequent week to satisfy with Putin for a gathering the place the Kremlin says the 2 leaders will focus on “problems with additional improvement of complete partnership and strategic interplay between Russia and China.” Andrew Mark Miller is a author at Fox Information. 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