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  • Updated: January 05, 2022

Muslim Group In Turkey Files Criminal Case Against Chinese Officials

The Uighur Muslim ethnic group in Turkey have filed a criminal case against Chinese officials, accusing them of committing genocide, torture, rape and crimes against humanity.

The complaint was filed on Tuesday with the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office and China had denied all accusations of abuse against them.

The Chinese authorities have been accused of detaining about a million Uighurs and other primarily Muslim minorities since 2016.

According to Aljazeera, a Turkish lawyer, named Sonmez was surrounded by more than 50 people holding photos of their missing family members and signs calling for the prosecution of Chinese officials.

The lawyer outside the Istanbul main court stated in a statement that; “The international criminal court should have already started this trial, but China is a member of the United Nations Security Council and he does feel like it's not possible.”

UN experts and rights groups claim that more than a million people, mainly from the Uighur and other Muslim minorities, have been detained in recent years in China.

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Quadri Adejumo
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