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China may have committed 'crimes against humanity' in Xinjiang, UN report finds

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2022
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China has committed "serious human rights violations" against Uyghur Muslims in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, which may amount to "crimes against humanity" according to a long-awaited report released Wednesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The detailed 45-page report, published just minutes before outgoing commissioner Michelle Bachelet's term in office came to an end at midnight Geneva time, had been repeatedly delayed, and its release vehemently opposed by China.

The report, which documented what it described as arbitrary and discriminatory detention of members of Uyghur and other predominately Muslim...

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