London: The Global Alliance for Tibet and Persecuted Minorities, a UK-based rights group condemned Pakistan and China-puppet countries for supporting China over human rights violations in Tibet, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.
Pakistan delivered a Joint Statement on behalf of a Group of 68 countries at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, on September 26, 2022. China’s puppet countries, led by Pakistan, deliberately portray Tibet and East Turkestan as “China’s internal affairs” but this is historically inaccurate, said a statement by the Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities concerning Tibet, East Turkestan, and Hong Kong.
The CCP’s expansionist aims to deny freedom of expression and belief to both Buddhist Tibet and Muslim East Turkestan while utilizing its soft power to fuel infrastructure development projects in China-puppet countries including Pakistan, and at the same time seeks to annex Taiwan and gain absolute control of the South China Seas in defiance of international law.
Such double standards cannot be ignored. All member states on the UN Human Rights Council must carry out their duty and moral responsibility to defend and protect human rights violations, wherever this occurs, including in China, Tibet, East Turkestan, and Hong Kong, said the statement.
China must be held accountable for its gross violations of human rights in the territories it controls, and Pakistan and other China-puppet countries must stop pandering to the dictators and blindly supporting the brutal regime in China.
Tibet, a landlocked Buddhist nation with a population of six million, and East Turkestan (Xinjiang), a peaceful Uyghur Muslim nation, were independent countries before Communist China’s illegal occupation and annexation. After coming to power in 1949 Mao Tse-tung ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to invade Tibet and East Turkestan on October 1st, 1949.
Tibet and East Turkestan resisted their occupation and were held only by military force. The CCP does not speak for the Tibetan or Uyghur peoples, added the statement.
Over a million Tibetans died as a direct result of Communist China’s illegal occupation. In its 2022 Annual Report, the independent watchdog organization, Freedom House reported Tibet as the least free country in the world alongside South Sudan and Syria.
Read the complete Statement here.
Edited & Collated by Team TRC