International legal lawyers have filed a lawsuit against China’s crimes in Argentina on behalf of Uyghur organizations

On August 17, British international legal lawyer Michael Polak, Argentine lawyers Gabriel Cavallo, Juan Nieto, etc., on behalf of the World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Foundation, submitted to the Criminal Court of Argentina the Chinese ethnic group. He was charged with murder.

President of the World Uyghur Congress Issa Shang, Director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, Omar Kung, and international lawyer Michael Polak, arrived in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and spent several days preparing, and went to the Argentine Criminal Court on August 17. filed a complaint against him.

The President of the World Uyghur Congress, Yag Jesus, said that although the crimes of China have been verified by many experts, camp witnesses and the Uyghur court, the existence of the crime is a different matter, and accountability is a different matter. This time, he explained the background of the appeal to the Argentinian court, and stated that if it is not possible to bring China to court through international legal institutions, it will be possible to bring China to justice through the Argentinian court.

The petition lists the international crimes committed by China against the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples and the main perpetrators of these crimes. The Argentine Criminal Court has the power to prosecute crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and torture anywhere in the world.

The filing of the complaint is an important first step, and if the judges decide to open a case, the investigation phase of the crime will begin. The World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur Human Rights Foundation will present stronger evidence to the court to prove China’s genocide and crimes against humanity. Based on the evidence, the court will sue the defendant, issue an arrest warrant, and prosecute him. If the court tries the case of the biggest individual who committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghurs, the witnesses will be called to testify in court.

The lawsuit is an important step for the Uyghurs to formally submit evidence of Chinese crimes to the International Court of Justice, and for the first time to hold Chinese criminals accountable for their heinous crimes.

In a press statement released on August 17 in connection with the submission to the Argentine Criminal Court, international legal lawyer Michael Polak said: “For the Uyghurs, this is a historic moment for them to demand justice for China’s terrible international crimes. The slogan of genocide never to happen again has been repeated for years. But in our country, in 2022, ethnic and religious massacres are taking place, and Uyghur identity and rich culture are being destroyed.”

The president of the World Uyghur Congress, Isa Sawg, said: “This lawsuit is an important step for Uighurs to demand justice and hold criminals accountable. For years, the Uyghurs have been waiting for international legal bodies to issue a verdict on the ongoing genocide crimes, but have been disappointed. However, this time our complaint to the Argentine Criminal Court is a matter of historical significance for the Uyghurs.

Omar Kang, director of the Uyghur Human Rights Foundation, said: “Our complaint shows that a violent regime that has committed heinous crimes cannot escape questioning. “If international judicial bodies such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are unable to investigate China’s criminal evidence, then the courts of a certain country will prosecute China’s crimes.”

Mr. Wang Jesus said that this time, filing a lawsuit against China in the Argentinian court has practical and symbolic significance.



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