The United Nations on Wednesday accused China that the mass detention of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities amounts to a crime against humanity. The report said that China has placed mass detentions of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the Ahne Xinjiang region.
GENEVA: The United Nations on Wednesday accused China of holding Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in mass detention as a crime against humanity. The report said that China has placed mass detentions of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the Ahne Xinjiang region. which may be an international crime, in particular, a crime against humanity.
A long-awaited report was released on 31 August in Geneva. A few minutes before this, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was about to resign from her post. Because he was facing a lot of criticism due to the delay in releasing this report.
In December Michelle Bachelet’s spokeswoman announced plans to publish the report within weeks. But she failed to do so. This was strengthening the point that the United Nations does not want to buy any kind of enmity with China.
The report said that the arbitrary and discriminatory arrest of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, in accordance with law and policy, could be seen as a restriction on fundamental rights enjoyed individually and collectively. Which is an international crime.
The UN report further stated that allegations of sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, “appear to be credible and in themselves would amount to acts of torture or other forms of abuse”.
UN human rights experts have expressed serious concern about the alleged detention and forced labor of Muslim Uighurs in China. At the same time, the UN has called on China to give free access to conduct fact-finding missions in the country.
In addition, the report recommends that China closely examine the supply chains of global and domestic companies.
Experts have expressed concern over the plight of Uighur Muslims. Support for the cause has found expression through calls to boycott Chinese products manufactured in Xinjiang. According to the UN report, several first-hand evidence has been found to corroborate this allegation, which shows Beijing’s active involvement in crimes against humanity.
Several organizations have made a global demand to boycott Chinese products as well as declare a diplomatic boycott of events organized by China. Despite the evidence, China has always denied these allegations and called it part of Western propaganda.