1 Sep 2022

China treatment of Uyghurs may amount to crimes against humanity, says UN

‘Serious human rights violations’ that may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’.

That’s the conclusion of a long-delayed UN report into abuses in China’s Xinjiang province, the very final act of Michelle Bachelet’s time as human rights commissioner, released just minutes before her term was up.

Up to one million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities are thought to have been detained in a network of detention camps in China’s western Xinjiang region.