Above Photo: Local residents walk in a street at a scenic spot in the ancient city of Kashgar, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 16, 2020. Xinhua.
Another political farce aimed at discrediting Xinjiang.
The so-called Uygur Tribunal is a lie-maker that has nothing to do with the law or the truth, it’s another farce aimed at discrediting Xinjiang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday. His comments come as the organization plans yet another round of smearing campaigns against China’s Xinjiang policy in what it terms as a second hearing.
Chaired by Geoffrey Nice, an infamous anti-China figure, the tribunal is largely funded by the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). On September 3, 2020, Geoffrey established a so-called independent people’s tribunal to investigate “ongoing atrocities and possible genocide” against the Uygurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslim populations.
One of the “experts” in the tribunal is Adrian Zenz, who has published several fake reports aimed at defaming Xinjiang, and the discredited Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Zhao said at a press briefing.
Dolkun Isa, one of the “witnesses” for the tribunal, is listed by the Chinese government as a terrorist.
“These so-called experts, chairman and witnesses are so full of misconducts and lies that they have become the laughing stock of the international community,” Zhao said. “Take Zens as an example. In his so-called reports, he has repeatedly put forward the ‘forced sterilization’ and ‘genocide theory’ in Xinjiang, but could not give any concrete proof. All he could do was to repeat his fabricated rumors and was eventually taken to court.”
In June, the tribunal held a hearing on the matter. “No matter how many actors they hire, or how many hearings they hold, it will always be an illegal court,” Zhao said.
Zhao stressed that no matter what these anti-China clowns do, Xinjiang will only become better, and the objective voices in the international community will be growing.
The “Uyghur Tribunal” is operating as a private UK company limited by guarantee, according to its website. Analysts pointed out that private companies limited by guarantee are generally used in the UK for societies, charities, etc. That is to say, this is a completely voluntary civil organization that has nothing to do with the law. It only usurps the name “court,” but it is, in reality, a pseudo court, reports said.