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07-07-09, 13:30
B’nai Brith Canada draws attention to the Uyghur Muslim plea for help

TORONTO, July 7, 2009 – B’nai Brith Canada has issued a call to all nations and peoples of goodwill not to let the plight of ethnic minorities in China go unchallenged at a time when authorities seem intent on fanning the flames of inter-ethnic conflict. The Jewish human rights group issued this call in the wake of the unfolding turmoil in the capital of China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where the Uyghur people have long been subject to discrimination and oppression.

“The violence and bloodshed on the streets of China’s Urumqi city is yet another example of the brutality of the Chinese regime that has a long and well-known history of human rights abuses,” said Frank Dimant, Executive Vice President of B’nai Brith Canada.

“We once again call on Canada to use its good influence on the world stage to draw attention to the plight of Uyghur Muslims in China. We further urge the community of nations to raise their collective voices to ensure that no more blood is spilled as ethnic strife intensifies in the region.”


For more information, please contact, Karen Lazar, National Director of Communications:
416-633-6224 X 140 / cell: 416-312-9173

B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency

Karen Lazar
National Director of Communications
B'nai Brith Canada
416-633-6224 X 140