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'Questions and concerns' raised with China over treatment of Uyghur people

According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she raised concerns and questions with Chinese authorities about Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.

Michelle Bachelet stated that her visit to China by the UN human rights commissioner was the first in 17 years, following a two year negotiation.

She stated that she had raised concerns in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region about the use of counter-terrorism, de-radicalisation and their wide application – especially their impact on Uyghurs or other predominantly Muslim minorities.

According to human rights agencies, around a million Uyghurs have been held in Xinjiang and have been tortured and forced labor.

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Image Michelle Bachelet speaks at an online news conference held in Guangzhou, southern China’s Guangdong Province

The US government has called China’s policies genocide. This claim has been denied by China, who calls it “the lie of century”.

Six days of her visit to China included two days in Xinjiang. According to Ma Zhaoxu (vice foreign minister), she visited the cotton fields, Kashgar’s old city, and an exhibit on “counter terrorist and deradicalization”.

Uyghurs who lived abroad were skeptical that the UN would reveal the truth.

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Abdurrahman Kasim, who left China in 2014, now resides in Turkey.

Sky News: He said, “I don’t have much expectation.”

Image: Ms Bachelet and Chinese President Xi Jinping met recently via virtual. Pic: Xinhua News Agency

China was doing the exact same thing when I lived there. High-ranking officials would come into towns and villages to stage a show with songs. They are used to it. China is similar. They are used to lying and deceiving people. They will not succeed in deceiving the entire world.

He stated that he had requested the United Nations to bring up the question of his family’s relationship with Chinese authorities.

He stated that his father and two brothers were imprisoned and arrested in 2017 after I traveled abroad and didn’t return. My daughter is now with my mother. I don’t know anything more. My father, brothers and sister are in prison.

“Where are they?” “Where are they?” Are they still alive? Or dead?

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Special: China’s Long Reach

2018: Ms Bachelet declared that her office would investigate Xinjiang’s alleged violations of human rights.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stated in December that the report was being completed and would be published shortly. At her Guangzhou news conference, the High Commissioner didn’t say when it would be published.

Learn more about Uyghurs

How China persecutes Uyghur people overseas

Uyghurs beaten and tortured to death in Xinjiang – ex-Chinese officer

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