Friday, December 09, 2022

US: Xinjiang report reiterates concern over genocide

The United Nations Human Rights Office released a report on the Xinjiang region of China. The US has described the abuses described in it as worrying.


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  • The United Nations recently published a report on human rights abuses in China.
  • The United States has described the treatment of minorities described therein as “dangerous”.

The US has described the contents of the UN’s explosive report on human rights abuses against minorities in China as worrying.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, “The United States welcomes this important report, which officially describes the appalling treatment and abuse of Uighurs and members of other ethnic and religious minorities by the government of the People’s Republic of China. does.”

The report reiterated “our serious concerns” about ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity by government officials in China against Uighurs, who are predominantly Muslim, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.

Long awaited report on China

Earlier, the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva gave detailed indications of crimes against humanity in a long-awaited report on the situation in China’s Xinjiang region.

UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet published the report just before midnight – just ten minutes before the end of her term on Wednesday evening. Human rights organizations see this as confirmation that China is violating human rights when dealing with minorities in the country’s northwestern region. The government in Beijing reacted to the publication with outrage.

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