HONG KONG: In solidarity with China’s Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong protesters held a procession against the Beijing’s regime accused of excessive surveillance and ill-treatment being meted out to minorities.
Chinese president XI Jinping has been accused of putting Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in detention for ideological transformation, isolating from the outside world in a blatant abuse of human rights.
Several protestors waved blue flags of ‘East Turkestan,’ and a peaceful rally ended in clashes with Hong Kong’s riot police since some of them took down a Chinese flag from a government building.
Earlier, the New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy revealed that in an effort to religious extremism in Xinjiang, the Chinese regime has been controlling the camps with strict conditions, following the 2017 order on how a camp should be run with a prison-like situation.
Xinjiang is an autonomous territory in northwest China with more than 25 million of population and home to various ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uighur community.
Meanwhile, experts say that the Chinese government should de-radicalise Muslims tilted towards extremist mind-set by effectively curbing their links to Saudi Arabia, a home country of radical Wahhabi ideology.
“It is important to bring Uighur Muslims to mainstream and China should effectively cut ties with autocratic regime of Saudi Arabia to overcome the extremism,” an expert on the conditions of anonymity told the PageOneAsia.
However, more than 30 countries including Saudi Arabia earlier supported the Beijing efforts to detain Uighur Muslims in Xijiang.
The US has too lately accelerated its efforts to build pressure on China to discourage efforts to tighten grip on Xinjiang.
Earlier, the UN signatories had demanded China to refrain from the arbitrary detention and restrictions on the freedom of minorities.