UK Calls for ‘Urgent and Unfettered’ UN Access to Xinjiang

Britain on Monday condemned the Chinese regime’s “deteriorating human rights situation” and urged Beijing to give the United Nations “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang. Addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “We stand with the growing number of international partners, U.N. experts, and NGOs concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation that we see in China. No one can ignore the evidence any more.” He said the situation in Xinjiang is “beyond the pale,” with “almost daily reports now that shine a new light on China’s systematic human rights violations perpetrated against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities.” “The reported abuses—which include torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women—are extreme and they are extensive. They are taking place on an industrial scale,” he said. “It must be our collective duty to ensure this does not go unanswered,” Raab said, adding that U.N. mechanisms “must …
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