The National Assembly recognizes and condemns the "genocide" suffered by the Uyghurs in China

This Thursday, January 20, the National Assembly recognized and condemned for the first time the genocide and crimes against humanity suffered by the Uyghurs in the People's Republic of China.

This is a “historic day”, according to Raphaël Glucksmann, MEP very committed to the fight against the forced labor of the Uyghurs, a Muslim people, a minority in China, who is today suffering a mass genocide.

This Thursday, January 20, a few days before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the National Assembly adopted a resolution which recognizes and condemns the "genocide" of the Uyghurs by China with 169 for and 1 against. According to Agence France Presse, MPs are now calling on the French government to do the same.

Last March, we shared with you on the InfoChrétienne website the testimony of a teacher in a concentration camp for Uyghurs. She reported "the unspeakable horrors she witnessed".

China is ranked 17th in theGlobal Christian Persecution Index 2022 published yesterday by Open House. The organization reveals that in this Asian country, “the situation of Christians is deteriorating” while “the churches are increasingly monitored”. Between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, 3 churches targeted for persecution.

Camille Westphal Perrier 

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