Motion ref. S6M-00379
Amnesty International Report, "Like We Were Enemies in a War"
Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Paul Sweeney
That the Parliament notes the publication of Amnesty International’s new report, "Like We Were Enemies in a War": China’s Mass Internment, Torture, and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang, which documents harrowing new testimonies from more than 50 former camp detainees and gives a detailed look inside internment conditions and treatment; understands that the report documents that, since early 2017, as many as one million people from predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang have been arbitrarily detained in internment camps, where they have been subjected to torture, and that many more exist under systemised mass surveillance, acts described by Amnesty International as serious human rights violations that threaten to erase their religious and cultural identities, and supports Amnesty International’s call for China to immediately dismantle internment camps, release people arbitrarily detained in them and in prisons, and end the reported systematic attacks against Muslims in Xinjiang.