Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Belgian lawmakers have passed a motion warning of a "serious risk of genocide" against the Muslim Uighur minority in East Turkistan.
Environmentalist MP Samuel Cogolati told the AFP news agency that "the result of the vote on the Foreign Relations Committee should be approved at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on July 1st."
Samuel Cogolati, one of the Europeans who has been the target of Chinese sanctions since the end of last March, said, "It was aimed at the Belgian Parliament to recognize the crime of genocide. For now, however, the Belgian authorities have only acknowledged the 'serious risk of genocide’,”.
Cogolati said in a statement that "this vote was an unpredictable historic development a few months ago."