The UN human rights agency says the Chinese government may have committed crimes against humanity in its treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, in a report that broadly backs the critical findings Western governments, human rights groups and media detailing mass abuses. In the region.
In a long-awaited report released on Wednesday, the UN agency assessed that serious human rights violations have been committed as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to fight terrorism and extremism. The agency cited what it described as former internment camp detainees in Xinjiang with credible accounts of torture and other forms of inhumane treatment between 2017 and 2019, including some cases of sexual violence. The UN body said the detainees had no form of recourse.