Case 16-2016: Government of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani & Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei
NOTIFICATION to ayatollah Ali Khamenei
On September 15, 2018, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights is communicating with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran, following the recent statements of the USA Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo , who considered that this Islamic regime is silent in the face of surveillance, persecution and detention of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in China, silencing the human rights violations suffered by the Uighur ethnic group due to the fact that China is Iran’s largest buyer of oil. This position of the USA government would be revalidating the Judgment of False Islam that the Buddhist Tribunal previously made to the government of Iran in 2016, which also accompanied the charges of Ecocide, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Crimes against Humanity, Crimes against Peace, Discrimination, Violations of the rights of women and children, Social oppression and undemocratic system, and State Terrorism.
According to a report of the UN and its Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of August 30, 2018, there is evidence that in Xinjiang (China) there are concentration camps or political reeducation camps where more than 1 million people of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are held incommunicado and illegally detained, detaining them for long periods without accusations or trial. This systematic and widespread pattern of discrimination and apartheid against Muslims would also affect other ethnic groups, such as Tibetans, Mongols and even Christians, although the Uighur ethnic group would be the most persecuted under the pretext of an alleged fight against terrorism and religious extremism. Therefore, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the UN has publicly requested China to immediately liberate the hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, who are illegally detained in concentration camps, and whose whereabouts and current location is unknown in most of the cases, which is extremely dangerous since the government of China considers that the Uighurs constitute a separatist and terrorist threat linked to al-Qaeda.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights detects that these mass detentions of Xinjiang Muslims are totally arbitrary, denouncing the Chinese government for resorting to torture and indoctrination as part of its systematic campaign of human rights abuses. In addition to the existence of 1 million Muslims detained in China’s concentration camps, living monitored 24 hours a day and without access to lawyers or to their relatives, on the other hand, Human Rights Watch has confirmed that the Chinese government is creating a State of constant surveillance through high-tech systems and official visits to the homes of the 13 million Muslims living in the region. These levels of unprecedented control and espionage would be de facto prohibiting Islam in the Chinese region, such as Human Rights Watch denounced, despite the fact that the Chinese government is saying that people has total freedom to choose their religion in the country.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights clearly considers that certain Muslim States such as Iran and Saudi Arabia should unite in the defense of Muslims around the world, denouncing the crimes against humanity that occur with impunity against the Uighur ethnic group. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights requests the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to intervene righteously and never be an accomplice of the world powers that are oppressing the fundamental freedoms of humanity.
With spirit of Reconciliation (Maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights