United Nations, September 1 (SO News/Agency) The United Nations has accused China of serious human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. In its long-awaited report, the United Nations examines the persecution of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities, which China denies.
The United Nations called on China to immediately “take measures to ensure the freedom of all persons,” adding that some of China’s actions fall under the category of “crimes against humanity, including crimes against humanity” by the International Crimes Commission. can.
The UN said it could not say with certainty how many people the government had detained, the BBC reported. Human rights groups estimate that more than 1 million people are being held in camps in northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
It is noteworthy that China requested the United Nations not to issue a report in this regard. China called it a ‘spectacle’ organized by Western countries. Investigators, on the other hand, said they had uncovered ‘credible evidence’ of torture, which could potentially fall under the category of ‘crimes against humanity’.
The report, prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that prisoners had been “abused”, including “instances of sexual and gender-based violence”. The UN report said they faced forced medical treatment, “discriminatory implementation of family planning and birth control policies”.
According to a BBC report, there are about 1.2 million Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang, most of whom are Muslims. The United Nations has said that non-Muslim members may also be affected by the issues included in the report.
Many countries have previously described China’s actions in Xinjiang as genocide, but China rejects the accusations and argues that the camps are a tool to fight terrorism. China’s delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva rejected the findings of the report.
China called it a conspiracy to defame its countries and interference in the country’s internal affairs. China said, “This so-called ‘assessment’ is a political document that ignores the facts and fully exposes the intention of the US, Western countries and anti-China forces to use human rights as a political weapon.” “
Notably, the report was released by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on her last day of retirement after serving for four years from 2018. The BBC has said in its report that his term has been dominated by allegations of mistreatment against the Uyghurs. Ms. Bachelet’s office indicated that investigations into allegations of genocide in Xinjiang had been ongoing for a year.