Uighurs to be sterilized by China

A report accuses China of carrying out a policy of forced sterilization of Uighur women, a predominantly Muslim community.

Based on numerous testimonies of women and administrative documents, a study by the Jamestown Foundation, whose author is Adrian Zenz a German researcher, alerts the world to what is happening in the northwest of China. Nearly a million Sunni Muslims are said to be interned in camps, information released by the analysis, relayed by the Associated Press. And you haven't read the worst. China would conduct a policy of births there by forcibly sterilizing Uighur women, the name of the mainly Muslim community.

In the two major Chinese regions where the Uyghurs are the majority, the number of births has fallen sharply since 2016, says Adrian Zenz in his report.

The women interviewed said they had been forced to sterilize or risk being sent to camps, the study said. And the implantation of an IUD would have been imposed on others, "in the context ofa broader strategy of ethno-racial domination. "

It is thus observed a decrease of 84% of the increase in the population between 2015 and 2018. The study also reports that in 2018, 80% of the poses of intrauterine devices in China would have taken place in Xinjiang, knowing that its population constitutes only 1.8% of the national population.

According to France-Presse (AFP), the United States has called for an "immediate end" to these "dehumanizing abuses".

Washington, other western capitals and many human rights organizations accuse China of interning this community in what they call political re-education camps. For its part, Beijing denies and speaks of vocational training centers, intended to help the population find a job and thus keep them away from extremism and terrorism.

"We call on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately stop these horrible practices and we call on all countries to join the statesUnited to demand an end to these dehumanizing abuses. " The "rshocking reports by German researcher Adrian Zenz are sadly consistent with the CCP's attitude for decades, which demonstrates an utter contempt for the sanctity of human life and human dignity, " reacted the head of the American diplomacy Mike Pompeo.

Who are the Uyghurs more precisely?

For many, this appellation is unknown. However, the Uyghurs, mainly Muslim and speaking for the most part a Turkic language, that is to say related to Turkish, constitute one of the 56 ethnic groups present in China.

Their number represents a little less than half of the 25 million people living in Xinjiang, a huge semi-desert territory of northwest China. This territory has long been struck by deadly attacks, attributed by Beijing to separatists and Islamists, states AFP.

The European Union has asked Beijing to allow independent observers to access the Xinjiang region.

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