Ilham Tohti

01 Jul: Petition Uyghurs – the situation of Ilham Tohti and the Uyghur people in Xinjiang

(Source: EEAS)

Dear Petitioners,

Thank you for your petition received on 15 February 2021, calling for the attention of High Representative/Vice President (HRVP) Josep Borrell to the situation of Ilham Tohti and Uighur people in Xinjiang.

The EU has taken a firm stance against the worrying human rights developments in Xinjiang. The EU is gravely concerned by the existence of a large network of political re-education camps, widespread surveillance, systemic restrictions on freedom of religion or belief against Uighurs and other persons belonging to religious and ethnic minorities, as well as by reports about forced labour, forced sterilisation and forced …