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China involved in mass rapes, abortions of Uyghur women, alleges activist Rushan Abbas

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 12 Aug 2020 Print

China involved in mass rapes, abortions of Uyghur women, alleges activist Rushan Abbas

Washington: A prominent social activist has alleged that Uyghur women have been facing genocide in the hands of Chinese as they are being raped, tortured and brainwashed.

Uyghur American activist and advocate from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China Rushan Abbas was quoted as saying by ANI: "In modern world, Uyghur women in east Turkistan (Xinjiang) are being treated as criminals because of their ethnicity and religion. They are perceived as a threat to the Chinese state because of their reproductive abilities."

“They are facing rape, brain washing, forced sterilization and forced abortions and other types of seemingly unimaginable abuse. Because the perpetrator of these crimes is the Chinese government, the world is silent? China is conducting genocide and where are the celebrities and the vocal feminists?” the activist asked.

She alleged that Beijing is deliberately attempting to eliminate Uyghur Muslims.

“As Uyghur women are forbidden from giving births, millions of Uyghurs are languishing in concentration camps. Millions more are sent out to factory jobs, where they are functioning as literal slaves. Mothers are forcibly separated from their children who are often placed in government-run orphanages while their parents are in the concentration camps," she said.

“Meanwhile, women are also forced into marriages with Chinese men, afraid to reject them for fear of being labeled radical Muslims by rejecting marriages with atheists,” said the activist.