Press Release Regarding The Events That Occurred In The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Of The People's Republic Of China , 02.08.2014
260, 2 August 2014
We learned with deep
sorrow and concern that many people lost their lives or were injured in the
events that occurred in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's
Republic of China on 28 July 2014. The number of casualties and wounded mentioned
in reports from the region vary greatly, but apparently the vast majority of
them were Uyghurs. Our citizens of Uyghur origin complain for lack of
communication with their relatives in the region.
In this regard, we
expect first and foremost that the authorities of the People's Republic of
China to swiftly launch a transparent investigation into the events in
question, seriously investigate their causes and find the responsibles whoever
they may be.
We hope that peace and
stability will prevail over the region and that such events will not occur
again. In this context, it is important that the causes that lead to these
events are eliminated and that the fundamental rights and freedoms of the
Uyghurs, including their cultural rights and religious freedom are guaranteed.