U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres’s Bill on Investigating the Uyghur Genocide Going to President Biden’s Desk

Dec 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Genocide Intelligence Review Act, introduced by Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15), in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2024 (NDAA). 

The “Uyghur Genocide Intelligence Review Act” would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to submit to Congress an annual report related to the ongoing and brutal genocide of more than one million Uyghurs – a Muslim ethnic minority group in the People’s Republic of China’s Xinjiang region.

“The Chinese Communist Party’s genocide against the Uyghur people is a crime against humanity that’s too grave to be ignored,” said Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15). “This legislation will build on the bipartisan work of the select committee to confront the human rights abuses by the CCP against ethnic and religious minorities. The passage of this bill shows that the United States is committed to sounding the alarm about the CCP’s clear and convincing intent to destroy the culture, identity, history, and very existence of Uyghurs as a people, whose birthrates have already been cut in half by forced abortions and sterilizations.”

Text of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2024 can be found here


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