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Uyghur Tribunal Wraps Up Second Hearing, Genocide Verdict Expected in Decemberon September 15, 2021 at 2:56 am

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The final round of a “people’s tribunal” set up to assess whether the Chinese regime’s rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang constitute genocide wrapped up in London on Monday, with a nonbinding verdict expected in December. The Uyghur Tribunal, which ran from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 in London, was chaired by prominent British lawyer Geoffrey Nice and came after an initial set of hearings in June, which saw witnesses recount their experiences of torture and abuse in the region’s sprawling network of detention camps. The nine-member tribunal, comprised of academics, business people, and lawyers, does not have the backing of the UK government or the power to prosecute, but organizers hope the independent assessment will push the international community to take action against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its treatment of Uyghurs, the majority of whom practice Islam. “The tribunal’s decision will not have …

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