Portuguese / Spanish / English

Middle East Near You

Jordan holds solidarity rally with China’s Uyghurs

Demonstrators hold Uyghur flag as they take part in a demonstration in support of Uyghur Turks against human rights violations of China, in Berlin, Germany on 27 December 2019. [Abdulhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency]
Demonstrators hold Uyghur flag as they take part in a demonstration in support of Uyghur Turks against human rights violations of China, in Berlin, Germany on 27 December 2019. [Abdulhamid Hoşbaş - Anadolu Agency]

Dozens of Jordanians on Tuesday participated in a protests against China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslim in China’s Xinjiang province.

The demonstration was organised by the Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, in front of the Chinese embassy in the capital Amman.

The Front’s Secretary-General Murad Al-Adaileh and lawmaker Saud Abu Mahfouz of the Reform Bloc participated in the protest.

The participants held banners calling on China to stop the “terrorism” it is practicing against Uyghurs Muslim and respect human rights.

READ: Turkish football star Ozil criticises Muslim silence over Uyghurs

Al-Adaileh described China’s actions as “heinous crimes against humanity” which require the international community to immediately intervene and put an end to the massacres and violations.

“The repressive methods of the Chinese authorities against Muslim Uyghurs include forcing them to do things that are contrary to the teachings of Islamic law,” he said.

In September, Human Rights Watch accused China of carrying out a “systematic campaign of human rights violations” against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

In August 2018, a United Nations human rights committee reported that China is holding about a million Uyghurs in secret camps.

READ: Kuwaiti MPs urge help for Uyghurs, Indian Muslims

Categories
Asia & AmericasChinaJordanMiddle EastNews
Show Comments
Show Comments