Gulzia Mogdin was on her way back from Kazakhstan to China in 2017 when she was stopped by Chinese police and forced to take a pregnancy test. When it was discovered she was pregnant her unborn baby was forcibly aborted.

Her story, recently published by Op India, is one of countless accounts of forced abortions and other human rights abuses in China. What is happening, especially to the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang province, amounts to cultural genocide.

Rape, torture, forced sterilizations, forced abortions and the incarceration of entire families is widespread and demands actions from governments in the West, including Ireland.

This week, Op India shared Guizia Mogdin’s story and the story of other women who have escaped from the control of the Chinese Communist Party.

Last week, an independent report authored by more than 50 international human rights experts estimated that in the past 8 years some 2 million Uyghurs have been “eradicated” by Chinese authorities.

There is no excusing the timid and ineffective response of our government to this mass genocide, which is being allowed continue as a result of weak leaders choosing to look the other way.

Link to ‘Op India’ story here