History Professor Jacob Kovalio, weighed in on the treatment of the Uyghurs in China, following a House of Commons discussion of the situation in Xinjiang. The full article, “Uyghur Victims Narrate About Chinese Atrocities to House of Commons of Canada” is available online with a short excerpt included below.

The House of Commons of Canada on Monday discussed the human rights situation of Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province by discussing the real-life threats witnessed by the Uyghurs, the minority Muslim community.

At a review meeting of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development at the House of Commons of Canada, the members were joined by Uyghur victims via video conferencing, who exposed China’s worst atrocities on them.

Jacob Kovalio, a professor of Chinese history at Carleton University said, “There has to be more cooperation and coordination with regards to the applying pressure on China so that the Uyghur situation improves”.