Geneva: Paralleling the ongoing 45th UNHRC Session, The Tibet Bureau Geneva will be hosting a virtual side-event on the topic “China’s Weapons of Mass-Subjugation: Surveillance, Camps and Cultural Genocide” on Tuesday 29 September between 7 pm to 8:30 pm (Indian Time); 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (Geneva Time) and 9:30 am to 11:00 am (New York Time). The panel discussion will be broadcasted live via Tibet TV Facebook page.
This virtual event will bring together representatives from Tibetan, Uyghur, Mongolian and Pro-Democracy/Hong Kong communities to discuss the human rights violations being carried out by the Chinese authorities in various regions under China.
The panellists include Lhadon Tethong, Director of Tibet Action Institute who will give a brief overview on the overall human rights situation in Tibet including the recent labour camps and will on how surveillance is being used as a means for total subjugation; Dolkun Isa, President of World Uyghur Congress will speak about the overall human rights violations suffered by Uyghurs focusing on the concentration camps of over million Uyghurs; Enghebatu Togochog, President of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre, will speak about the overall human rights violations suffered by Mongolians focusing on the recent language policy and the ensuing protests; and Yang Jianli, President of the Citizen Power Initiatives for China, will speak about the overall human rights violations suffered by Mainland Chinese focusing on the pro-democracy activists, human rights defenders and Hong Kongers. The panel will be moderated by Thinlay Chukki, Special Appointee for Human Rights at Tibet Bureau Geneva. The panel will accept live questions from the audience through the comments section.
Generally, the side-event is held within the UN building paralleling the UNHRC sessions. However, due to the Wuhan originated Covid-19 pandemic, the UNHRC has decided against holding any side events during the current 45th session similar to the previous session.