Canada calls on China to stop persecution of Uighurs

Canada calls on China to stop persecution of Uighurs

Conservative party of Canada has called on China to stop the persecution of people who practice their religion or belief including Christians, Tibetans and Uighurs.

In a statement issued on the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, Canadian Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole said Canada must stand behind those who advocate for religious freedom.

The Conservative party leader paid tribute to “the brave women and men who sacrificed their lives for the just cause of Tibet”, while noting his support for the nonviolent struggle of the Tibetan people for genuine autonomy, human rights, and justice for the past 62 years, without either malice or compromise.

“This is a great testament to the steadfastness and virtue that characterize His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people,” the statement read.

He further expressed his commitment as a leader of the Conservative party of Canada for safeguarding religious freedom and protection of human rights for those oppressed and facing abuses.

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