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UN warns of possible ‘crimes against humanity’ in Xinjiang

Swiss summon Chinese ambassador after UN report on Xinjiang: official
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The United Nations warned Wednesday of possible “crimes against humanity” in China’s Xinjiang region, in a long-delayed report released just minutes before UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet left her post.

“The extent of arbitrary and discriminatory detention of members of Uyghur and other predominantly Muslim groups, pursuant to law and policy, in context of restrictions and deprivation more generally of fundamental rights enjoyed individually and collectively, may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity,” the report said.


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