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U.S., Allies Push for U.N. Rights Body Debate on Xinjiang Abuses

posted on September 27, 2022

Jamey Keaten of the Associated Press reports, “The United States and several Western allies presented a proposal Monday for the U.N.’s main human rights body to hold a special debate over reported rights abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region.” The proposal stops short of any retributive measures and instead would force an internal discourse in the U.N. committee about the abuses. John Fisher, the deputy director of global advocacy for Human Rights Watch, said, “This modest but essential step will bring much-needed scrutiny to Chinese authorities’ sweeping rights violations targeting Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, which the high commission recently found may rise to the level of crimes against humanity.”

Read at The Associated Press