The Uyghur Tribunal’s report on the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang province of China is horribly disturbing. The tribunal may be unofficial, but its members and processes are entirely credible. It concludes “beyond reasonable doubt” that China has committed genocide against the Uyghurs.

Unjust imprisonment, forced sterilisation, torture and systematic rape are some of the ways that are being used to try to wipe out an entire community together with its religion and its culture.

As an organisation centred on the life and work of Anne Frank, who was among the 6 million people murdered by the Nazis just for being Jewish, we know all too painfully how lives can be destroyed when bigotry is targeted with state support at particular groups of people. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the terrible tragedy that’s unfolding in Xinjiang.

We know, too, from the effectiveness of our anti-prejudice education programmes here in the UK, that people can change their views – that tolerance can be learnt, empathy can grow, and diversity can become a source of social cohesion. We call on the authorities in Xinjiang to recognise the humanity of all people, especially including the Uyghurs, and for our own Government to do all it can to support this process.