Why Hasn’t the U.N. Accused China of Genocide in Xinjiang? | The New Yorker


Why Hasn’t the U.N. Accused China of Genocide in Xinjiang?

Why Hasn’t the U.N. Accused China of Genocide in Xinjiang?

A new report from the Human Rights Office found “widespread arbitrary deprivation of liberty of Uyghyrs and other predominantly Muslim communities.” Some activists think it didn’t go far enough.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/why-hasnt-the-un-accused-china-of-genocide-in-xinjiang

The most important element of the report is that the violations in Xinjiang and the policies carried out in Xinjiang may amount to crimes against humanity under international human-rights law. This means that China is committing atrocities in Xinjiang, which is extraordinarily significant.


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