"Our case demonstrates that there is nowhere to hide for regimes responsible for atrocity crimes," said @UyghurProject Executive Director @OmerKanat1.
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"This criminal complaint would be a historic occasion for Uyghurs to have their voices heard within a formal domestic court," said @Dolkun_Isa for @UyghurCongress.
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"This is a historical moment for the Uyghur people and their pursuit of justice for the most horrendous international crimes being committed against them by the Chinese authorities," said @MichaelPolakLaw.
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The submission "sets out the international crimes being committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic people in the Uyghur Region and the identity of those most responsible for these crimes."
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The submission marks the first stage of the process: the “prosecutorial stage” where the appointed judge considers the complaint and submissions from the public prosecutor as to whether to open a case.
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This marks a crucial time for Uyghurs because if the judge decides to open the case, then an investigation starts and further evidence will be submitted that demonstrates the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and torture are taking place.
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