The Article 15 notice was sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, requesting the initiation of an investigation into genocide and other crimes against humanity committed by Chinese authorities against the Uyghurs.
A briefing was held to explain the Article 15 communications sent to the International Criminal Court, and the prosecutor was asked to launch an investigation into genocide and other crimes against humanity committed by China’s top leaders against Uyghurs and other Chinese Muslims. Including President Xi Jinping.
The crimes that Chinese authorities have committed against Uyghurs and other Muslims that should be investigated are:
Forced labor camps.
Disappearance of prominent Uyghurs.
Compulsory control and sterilization.
Forced transfer of children from their families to Chinese government orphanages and boarding schools.
To eliminate the use of Uyghurs and other Turkish languages in schools.
Increased oversight of Uighurs and other Muslims.
Repressive actions against Islam.
Will China’s brutal torture of Uyghurs remain silent?
In a BBC statement, Omar, who was released from custody, said:
“They did not allow me to sleep, They hung me for hours, And they beat me, They had thick wooden and rubber batons, Whips made of twisted coils, Needle for piercing the skin, The pliers were for pulling out the nails, All of these tools were displayed on the table in front of me that were ready to use at any time, And I could hear the screams of others”
Human rights have no place in China?
The Uyghurs are Intense monitored and made for DNA and biometric samples. And are tortured in camps to learn Mandarin Chinese and to criticize or deny their faith. Those with relatives in 26 “sensitive” countries are said to have been arrested.
China has reportedly built 380 forced labor camps in Xinjiang.
Will the voices of world leaders and activist groups be heard?
Pope Francis and other faith leaders, activist groups and governments say crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uighur Muslim minority are taking place in China’s remote Xinjiang, region Where millions of people are kept in camps.
The evidence for the crimes presented is detailed and shocking. This includes descriptions of brutal torture through electrocution, Humiliation in the form of being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, Mandatory placement of IUD contraception for Uyghur women of childbearing age, Recently, there is ample evidence that some 500,000 Uighur children have been separated from their families and sent to “orphanage camps” where there are credible reports of children committing suicide.
Can the International Criminal Court investigate and prosecute Beijing for genocide against Uyghurs?
Explains and relies on the Rohingya courts ‘decisions on 6 September 2018 and 14 November 2019 (ICC Judgments 3 and 1, respectively, based on the Bangladeshi and Myanmar courts’ rulings) explains When part of the criminal conduct occurs in the territory of the signatories, the tribunal may exercise jurisdiction over international crimes under Article 12 (2) (a) of the Statute.
Will the perpetrators of the crimes be charged and prosecuted?
The crimes committed against the Uyghur people have been widespread and regular. Therefore, all of them should be investigated to determine whether the alleged perpetrators can be charged and prosecuted. As the court investigated the Rohingya cases, The continuation of crimes that begin in the territory of one of the member states of the International Criminal Court is within the jurisdiction of the Court and can be investigated. These crimes include genocide and crimes against humanity committed by China.
For a long time it was thought that nothing was done by the World Criminal Court, There is now a clear legal path to justice for the millions of Uyghurs who have been persecuted by the Chinese authorities. This will be a great and important achievement for the Uyghurs as well as for the world who believe in human rights and human values.