Lithuanian Parliament Passes Motion Condemning Uyghur Genocide

Lithuanian Parliament Passes Motion Condemning Uyghur Genocide

The Lithuanian parliament passed a motion on Thursday condemning China for what it called "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims in the northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, becoming the latest government or legislature to do so.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • The resolution, passed by a vote of 86 to one with seven abstentions, strongly condemned "China's massive, systematic, and grave human rights violations and crimes against humanity" in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. China has confined over a million ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in a vast network of internment camps since 2017.
  • The Chinese embassy in Vilnius quickly slammed the resolution, calling it "another shoddy political show based on lies and disinformation."

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