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Published by: Kuldeep Singh |
Sunday, 24 October 2021 12:30 AM IST Updated
“We urge China to immediately provide free access to independent observers, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and his office in Xinjiang province,” Rivere said in a statement to the UN General Assembly Human Rights Committee. .
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The UN High Commissioner and observers in Xinjiang province asked for access
According to a statement read by Rivere to the Human Rights Committee of the UN General Assembly, these countries have stated that they want China to immediately provide free access to independent observers, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and his office in Xinjiang Province. This is the third time in three years that the United States and European countries have used a meeting of the Human Rights Council to criticize China’s policy on extremism.
The Australian Strategic Policy Commission (ASPI) has revealed the role of Chinese government agencies in the repression campaign in Xinjiang province in a new report. The 82-page report highlights the Chinese government’s systematic efforts to suppress Uyghur culture, identity and population.
Call for coordinated action
A research report released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute recently found evidence documenting large-scale human rights violations in the Uyghur region. It highlights the attitude of the Chinese government and society as a whole towards Xinjiang’s actions. The cross-party coalition of parliamentarians from democracies has also called for coordinated action to protect the Uyghurs.