Leaked papers link top Chinese leaders to Uyghur crackdown

A recently published cache of documents directly links top Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping to the state’s crackdown on Uyghur Muslims.

The documents include speeches which judges say prove elderly government leaders called for measures that led to mass immurement and forced labour.
China has constantly denied that it’s committing genocide against Uyghurs.

Some of the documents were the subject of an earlier report, but the rearmost leak has preliminarily unseen information.
They were passed to the Uyghur Tribunal-an independent people’s bench in the UK-in September, but haven’t preliminarily been published in full.


The documents, ingrained the’Xinjiang Papers’, after the region which is home to utmost of China’s Uyghurs, reveal how Chinese Communist party (CCP) leaders including Mr Xi and Premier Li Keqiang made statements which directly led to programs affecting the Uyghurs and other Muslims.
These include forced immurements, mass sterilisations, forced assimilation,”re-education”, and compulsion of detained Uyghurs to work in manufactories.

The New York Times had reported on an identical set of documents that were blurted to them in 2019, but not all were made available to the public.
In his report, Dr Adrian Zenz said his analysis showed that the links between statements made by top government numbers and posterior programs that were enforced against the Uyghurs were”far more expansive, detailed and significant than preliminarily understood”.

China has come under massive transnational pressure over allegations of mortal rights violations in Xinjiang. A pronounced shift in China’s approach to the region can be traced back to two brutal attacks on climbers and commuters in Beijing in 2013 and the megacity of Kunming in 2014, criticized by China on Uyghur Islamists and secessionists.
Its response from 2016 onwards has been the structure of so- called”re-education” camps for Uyghurs and other Muslims, and the targeting of Xinjiang residers supposed to have displayed any geste viewed as a sign of untrustworthiness.

China has also pursued a strategy of forced labour, by planting Uyghurs to pick cotton in Xinjiang.
In addition, reports have surfaced of China forcefully mass sterilising Uyghur women to suppress the population, separating children from their families, and trying to break the artistic traditions of the group.

Several countries, including the US, Canada and the Netherlands, have indicted China of committing genocide and crimes against humanity.
China has vehemently denied these allegations, saying the crackdown in Xinjiang is necessary to help terrorism and root out Islamist unreasonableness, and the camps are an effective tool for”re-educating” convicts in its fight against terrorism.