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Britain to challenge China at U.N. over access to Xinjiang

WorldFeb 21, 2021 06:16PM ET
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday call for the United Nations to be given "urgent and unfettered" access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the Chinese region.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will also mark Britain's return to the U.N. Human Rights Council as a voting member by condemning the rights record of fellow council members China and Russia and will raise concerns about Myanmar and Belarus, his office said.

On China, Raab will refer to reports of abuses in Xinjiang, including torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women. "They are taking place on an industrial scale," he will say, according to his office.

"The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, or another independent fact-finding expert, must – and I repeat must – be given urgent and unfettered access to Xinjiang," he will say.

China has been widely condemned for setting up complexes in Xinjiang that Beijing describes as "vocational training centres" to stamp out extremism and give people new skills. China's critics have called them concentration camps.

The United Nations has said at least 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang.

Raab will also raise the "disgraceful" treatment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the crisis in Myanmar and the situation in Belarus. He will set out steps Britain has taken to address these issues, such as sanctions, and encourage others to follow.

Britain to challenge China at U.N. over access to Xinjiang
 

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David David
David9 Feb 21, 2021 11:45PM ET
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UK talking about human right? LMAO... UK needs to allow UN in to check on their human abuses also...
Jeffrey Mcliuski
Jeffrey Mcliuski Feb 21, 2021 7:58PM ET
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Lol uk has alot of problems internally and with EU but wants to get involved with china lol
Jason Patcher
Jason Patcher Feb 21, 2021 7:58PM ET
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it's okay to care about others-- even if you have problems of your own.
David David
David9 Feb 21, 2021 7:58PM ET
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It is best if they can fixed their own family first before they go out and tell another family how to it is run...
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Ben Ben Tan Feb 21, 2021 7:39PM ET
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UK has its own questionable deradicalisation program... the prisons were detained without a fixed term... why no one talk about that? we
Chris Sundo
Chris Sundo Feb 21, 2021 6:38PM ET
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Chris Sundo '..steps Britain has taken to address these issues, such as sanctions, and encourage others to follow...' -- The whole world should come together to support the case against the oppre' 'ssors of the Mus' lims. Now is the time to put Principles before profits ((idk why these words got a censor notification))
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China replaced Soviet already. They give world the middle finger n the world cant do nothing about it.
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Who is disgraceful?
 
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