London — Chinese, Hong kongers, Tibetans and Uyghurs unite to challenge the Chinese government on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2023 in London. These people oppressed by the Chinese government will protest and challenge the CCP for its human rights violations in Tibet, East Turkestan, Hong Kong and China.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2023, the Chinese, Hong Kong, Tibetan and Uyghur communities and human rights supporters will protest against the CCP's human rights violations. The coalition will also hold a rally outside the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to call on the new Secretary of State David Cameron to take a more proactive stance on the Chinese government's human rights record.
Participants will then march through central London to the Chinese Embassy. During the march, participants will carry copies of the document as a reminder to China and international governments that the human rights of those living under Chinese Communist Party rule must be protected. At the gathering, members of each community will speak about their experiences of occupation and repression by the Chinese government.
Other participants will carry placards and banners highlighting the human rights abuses suffered by Hong Kongers, Tibetans and Uyghurs under the CCP regime, including mass detentions, torture, religious repression, violence from police and security force and the systematic eradication of their respective cultures, languages and ways of life.
Tenzin Kunga, Advocacy Officer for Free Tibet and Chair of the Tibetan Community in Britain, said: "It is a travesty of justice that 75 years on from the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Tibetans inside occupied Tibet continue to be denied rights by the Chinese communist regime. More than 155 Tibetans have resorted to self-immolation since 2009 to protest China's repressive policies in the absence of any space for expressing dissent. Not content with eliminating Tibetan language, identity and religion, the Chinese Communist Party is now erasing even the name "Tibet" and aggressively replacing it with "Xizang." Tibetans are even more determined to continue our resistance."
Rahima Mahmut, Executive Director Stop Uyghur Genocide said: "For too long, the Chinese government has perpetrated severe human rights violations and genocide against the Uyghur people, escaping accountability. Over the last six years, the global community has observed the Uyghur population subjected to mass forced sterilisation, internment, torture, systematic rape, forced labour, and even organ harvesting. Despite undeniable evidence such as satellite images and survivors’ testimonies, numerous governments and corporations worldwide continue to be complicit in the CCP's crimes, driven by fear of challenging China's economic power and showing a blatant disregard for human rights."
"As we commemorate Human Rights Day, it is crucial to reflect on the origins of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion, our communities – Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Hong Kongers – reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the pursuit of human rights for our people and emphasise that the Chinese regime must be held accountable for its long-standing crimes and acts of genocide," she added.
Shao Jiang, June Fourth Sparks' co-founder, said: “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has consistently denied everyone’s right to periodic and genuine elections, and thus its regime has never been authorised by the will of the people. The 74-year rule of the CCP is illegal under Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Kingdom has been the first country in the Western world to recognize the CCP regime, and has participated in the deprivation of the human rights under the CCP rule, economic plunder and exploitation，which is one of the basic reasons for the continuing man-made disasters under the CCP rule, leading to the ongoing deterioration in human rights and democracy in the United Kingdom."