China rejects UN report on Xinjiang and insists its treatment of Uyghurs is ‘best human rights practice’

The UN found China may have committed ‘crimes against humanity’ in Xinjiang

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar
Thursday 01 September 2022 16:59 BST

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China on Thursday rejected the UN human rights report that found Beijing’s arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the western region of Xinjiang may amount to “crimes against humanity”.

The 48-page report, which corroborated separate findings by human rights groups, concluded that China has committed “serious” human rights violations under its anti-terrorism and anti-extremism policies.

The report called on Beijing to release the detained and sought “urgent attention” from the world community to rights violations in the Communist government’s drive.

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