Last week 22 countries sent a letter to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva denouncing China’s concentration camps for Uyghur Muslims. The list of signatories is not impressive since most of them have troops deployed in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, & elsewhere. They include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, & the UK. The US was not a signatory since they had earlier walked out of the UNHCR.
In response, Cuba, Venezuela, & Syria were among 37 of the worst human rights violators in the world, including Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, North Korea, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, Angola, Togo, Tajikistan, the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Myanmar, & Belarus, in signing a shameful letter to the UNHRC praising China’s remarkable achievements in human rights & claiming that concentration camps for Uyghur Muslims are necessary to fight “separatism” & “terrorism.”
We’d like the propagandists & guppies of the Cuban, Venezuelan, & Syrian regimes to explain why those three governments which they declare bastions of democracy sided with genocide if they are so damn progressive? Or does that explain why, among Assadists, denial of the Uyghur genocide is now as de rigueur as kissing the asses of those three regimes?
(Photo of one of the concentration camps where China holds more than a million Uyghurs from Reuters)