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UN says ‘patterns of torture’ allegations in China’s Xinjiang ‘credible’

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The United Nations warned Wednesday that allegations of patterns of torture and forced medical treatment in China’s Xinjiang region were “credible”, insisting the situation there required “urgent” international attention.

“Allegations of patterns of torture or ill-treatment, including forced medical treatment and adverse conditions of detention, are credible,” the UN rights office said in a long-delayed report, insisting that the situation in the region “requires urgent attention by the government, the United Nations intergovernmental bodies and human rights system, as well as the international community more broadly.”


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