Red Wednesday: Time to see red about persecution.

Nov 25, 2020 | Uncategorized

Time to see red about persecution

Five years ago I suggested we create a day – Red Wednesday- to commemorate the millions persecuted for their religion or belief . It’s great to see how many people have got behind Red Westminster.

Ewelina Ochab has today published this account:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2020/11/25/buildings-turned-scarlet-for-red-wednesday-in-solidarity-with-victims-of-religious-persecution/?sh=6a3d9aa13556

It’s time to see red about the world’s indifference to genocide, crimes against humanity and persecution

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares...

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