Persecution of Uighur ethnic group may threaten China, Indonesia ties: MUI

Persecution of Uighur ethnic group may threaten China, Indonesia ties: MUI

Photo document of Uighur Muslim in China. (dancingturtle.org)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Deputy Secretary General of Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI), Amirsyah Tambunan, has warned that China`s persecution of Uighur Muslims may threaten its bilateral relations with Indonesia.

"If the Chinese government does not take a concrete step (to stop) its discriminatory and arbitrary action, its bilateral ties with Indonesia in the political, economic, and social fields may face a problem," he stated in a discussion on violation of Uighur ethnic group`s human rights here on Thursday.

The persecution of Uighur ethnic group is against humanity and is not justified by any religion, he noted.

In addition, it runs counter to the 1945 Constitution and hurts the Indonesian community`s feeling, he added.

"To prevent the recurrence of the condemned actions, the United Nations must take a stand to put an end to the oppression of the Uighur ethnic group," he remarked.

The UN should not only condemn the oppression but also take a concrete step to stop violence against the Uighur ethnic group," he revealed.

"Obviously, the freedom of worship is the fundamental human rights of everyone, regardless of what their religion is. The human rights of people cannot be injured," he pointed out.

Reporting by Aziz Kurmala, Suharto
Editing by Sustanuddin 
 

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