The Communist Party of Britain is urging labour movement bodies not to rush to judgment on the Uyghur question in China. The Beijing government has been accused of ‘genocide’ against the mostly Muslim population of 13 million people in the Xinjiang autonomous region, in north-west China. But Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths told his party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (24 February 2021) that the charges of ‘genocide’ are ideologically motivated, lacked independent evidence, and are part of the ‘new Cold War’ being waged against China.
Indonesian radical cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir has been released from prison 8 years into his initially 15-year-long sentence. The 82-year-old was imprisoned for supporting terrorism in the country following the discovery of a terrorist military training camp in Aceh Province.
The Communist Party’s International Commission has issued a July 2020 briefing on the claims that China is oppressing and attacking the human rights of the Uighur population in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.