UN: China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims ‘ may constitute crimes against humanity’

The UN have accused China, in a recent report, of committing serious human rights violations which could be considered “crimes against humanity” in a long-awaited analysis of allegations of human rights violations examining a crackdown on Uyghurs and other largely Muslim ethnic groups. 

Beijing lambasted the report on Thursday dubbing it as a fabrication which had been dreamt up by Western nations.

“Based on the disinformation and lies fabricated by anti-China forces” and that it “wantonly smears and slanders” China and interfered in the country’s internal affairs.

China also released a 121-page counter-report, re-iterating the threat of terrorism along with the stability and safe of their state program of “de-radicalization” and “vocational education and training centers” has brought to Xinjiang.

The report also alleged that evidence was discovered among women being subjected to forced abortions and forced sterilizations, it added by saying that “Several women interviewed by OHCHR raised allegations of forced birth control, in particular forced IUD placements and possible forced sterilizations with respect to Uyghur and ethnic Kazakh women.”

“Some women spoke of the risk of harsh punishments including ‘internment’ or ‘imprisonment’ for violations of the family planning policy,” the report said. “Among these, OHCHR interviewed some women who said they were forced to have abortions or forced to have IUDs inserted, after having reached the permitted number of children under the family planning policy.”

The UN stated that its report was “based on a rigorous review of documentary material currently available.”

The UN also released a statement saying “The extent of arbitrary and discriminatory detention of members of Uyghur and other predominantly Muslim groups, pursuant to law and policy, in context of restrictions and deprivation more generally of fundamental rights enjoyed individually and collectively, may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity.”

In January 2021, the US directed similar accusations at the Chinese government, which they furiously denied.

Chinese capital, Communist Party official Xu Guixiang said: “This utterly untethered fabrication of ‘genocide’ regarding Xinjiang is the conspiracy of the century.”




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