At the September hearings of the Uighur Tribunal, whistleblowers told their stories of human rights violations experienced by members of this ethnic minority in the Xinjiang region of China, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious freedom and human rights in China.

This independent people’s tribunal investigating “ongoing atrocities and possible genocide” against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim populations is based in the United Kingdom and was inaugurated on Sept. 3, 2020.

At these second hearings held in September, various testimonies were heard showing the different methods of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

One refugee in Japan received a video call from his older brother in Xinxiang. His brother showed signs of being tortured, and there were Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials in the background. 

Khalmat Rozakhon stayed to live in Japan after finishing his university studies in 2019. Then, in May last year, he received a surprise video call from his brother.

Despite having marks on his face and neck, his brother denied being tortured by CCP agents and told Rozakhon not to speak out against the CCP. 

He also asked him not to go to protest—arguing that China’s policy is good.

One of the officials, during the call, assured him of his brother’s safety, but in exchange for Rozakhon providing information about the Uighur Association’s activities in Tokyo, and promised to help him get residency in Japan using embassy contacts.

Rozakhon said that the Chinese official told him he wanted to be his friend, although he noted that his tone was threatening. In the last half hour of the call, he felt as if he was being “burned in hell fire.”

To expose this method of the CCP, he intends to make a video call, to be recorded and broadcast by Japanese media, knowing the problems this would bring to his family.

He clarified that he has no intention of being a hero but sees that the only “way of saving my brother is to let the whole word know the truth,” to which he added, “They are taking my brother hostage and making me do things against my will.”

Other complainants included a young woman who currently lives in Australia and learned that she will only be able to see her husband recently imprisoned in China in 25 years.

There is also the complaint of a man who does not know his father’s whereabouts. He has been missing in China for four years, along with other Uighur intellectuals, many of whom are elderly.

It should be noted that the Uighurs are not the only group persecuted by the CCP.

For more than 20 years, practitioners of the spiritual discipline of the Buddha school, Falun Dafa, have been persecuted, tortured, and in many cases used as living sources of organs for trafficking.

Reports from international bodies, independent investigations, and resolutions from parliaments worldwide have documented that these believers are subjected to forced labor camps, torture centers, brainwashing, and even forced organ harvesting—while still alive.

Against this backdrop, in April 2019, the Independent Tribunal on the Use of Organs of Prisoners of Conscience in Transplantation in China, led by renowned British lawyer Geoffrey Nice, found concise evidence of forced organ harvesting in China for at least the past 22 years.

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