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The Secretary-General of the Shanghai cooperation organization Rashid Alimov supported the policy of the Chinese authorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region. According to him, the measures of Beijing on fighting terrorism not directed at a specific ethnicity, origin or religion. It quoted the South China Morning Post.
“No matter what the terrorists, in their opinion, are doing, and what higher purpose to justify their terrorism. Because the goal of every terrorist is to kill. It is important that they do — kill innocent people”, — said Alimov.
According to him, terrorism is not tied to religion and place of birth, because the attacks always take place in peaceful places. “How can it be connected with the religion of the terrorist, his home town, region? It’s got nothing to do with it. So we will continue resolutely to work to eradicate the evil, which is terrorism,” — said the Secretary General.
Alimov also added that China has made “great and reasonable” contribution to the fight against international terrorism.
Combating terrorism, extremism and separatism — the main objectives of established in 2001, the Shanghai cooperation organization. Among its members include China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Alimov, the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, holds the post of SCO Secretary General in 2016.
More than one million Muslim Uyghurs in the Chinese region of Xinjiang are kept in concentration camps of re-education. Chinese authorities have long denied the existence of the camps.
On 16 October the head of the region said that “free training programs”, which are Chinese Muslims in “educational centers,” making them conscious citizens and help them “understand that life can be more colorful”. He also emphasized that everything that happens does not contradict Chinese law.
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