US asks UN to debate China's crimes against humanity

i

Your Reading indicates how much you are informed about a given subject according to the depth and contextualization of the contents you read. Our team of editors credits 17, , 47,

or 67 points for each content – those that help the most in understanding the country’s moment receive more points. Over time, this score is reduced, as newer content also tends to be more relevant in understanding the news. Thus, your score in this system is dynamic: it increases when you read and decreases when you stop being informed. At the moment the score is being made only in content related to the federal government.

Close

The article you are reading right now+0

Information is part of the exercise of citizenship. Here you can see how well informed you are about what happens in the federal government.

How about knowing more about this subject?

Ativistas uigures protestam contra as violações dos direitos humanos da China, durante um protesto no Lafayette Park, do outro lado da rua da Casa Branca, em Washington, DC, EUA, 05 de julho de 2022.

Uighur activists protest China’s human rights violations, during a protest in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington, DC, USA, of July . | Photo: EFE/EPA/SHAWN THEW

The United States requested this Monday (19) a debate at the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of crimes against humanity, reported by the United Nations in publication of 21 of August.

According to the AFP agency, which had access to the document, the project proposes discussion at 31 th session of the Council, which will take place in the first quarter of next year. The text is also signed by the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. The resolution will be voted on by the 40 Board members between October 6th and 7th.

China is accused by Western countries and advocacy organizations of having detained in Xinjiang more than one million Uighurs and other members of Muslim minorities in concentration camps.

The report noted that “allegations of patterns of torture or ill-treatment, including forced medical treatment and adverse conditions of detention, are credible, as are allegations of individual incidents of sexual and gender-based violence.”

Also Read:  Without electing successor, Lebanon is left without president after Aoun's departure

The Chinese, in turn , deny the accusations and speak of “UN complicity with the United States and the West”.

“We are not afraid,” Xu Guixian, communications director for Xinjiang, said last week. He further warned that his country “will take the necessary countermeasures”.

Receive Our News

Newsletter On the cellphone

Get our newsletters

By registering for our newsletters, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including receiving content and promotions from Gazeta do Povo. Unsubscribing can be done at any time at this link.

To deselect, tap the icon again

2022707070

Saved news are in My Gazeta

in the Saved Contents section. Read when he wants.

Recent Articles