- The United Nations in its report accused China of serious human rights violations.
- UN claimed abuse against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
- China had urged UN not to release the report.
New York: The United Nations in its report accused China of serious human rights violations. In a long-awaited report, the UN claimed abuse against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province, which China denies.
The report was unexpected to break significant new grounds beyond sweeping findings from independent advocacy groups and journalists. Investigators revealed that they found ‘credible evidence of torture possibly amounting to crimes against humanity.
China had urged UN not to release the report and called it a ‘farce’ arranged by Western powers. UN High Commissioner, Michelle Bracelet released the report as she concludes her term. “As I conclude my mandate as High Commissioner, I urge everyone- States, businesses, civil society to support the countries people around the world who are fighting for human rights”, tweeted Bachelet.
Uyghur Human Rights Project Executive Director Omer Kanat said that this is a game changer for international response to the Uyghur crises. Further, UN has recommended China to take immediate steps to release all individuals arbitrarily