Board of Deputies President applauds House of Lords for supporting genocide amendment and announces press conference to call for support from MPs

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has applauded the House of Lords for voting in favour of Lord Alton’s revised genocide amendment to the Government’s Trade Bill, with a huge majority of 171.

Marie said: “The systematic rape and torture of Uyghur women, revealed in horrific detail by the BBC yesterday, serves as yet another reminder that the world cannot turn away from the brutality of the Chinese government. The Board of Deputies will be holding a press conference with Uyghur speakers and a Holocaust survivor, on Monday 8th February at 2:00pm, to call on MPs to support the new amendment when it returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday.”

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