ONU emite evaluación sobre derechos humanos en China
September 1, 2022 - Naciones Unidas condena a China por graves violaciones de derechos humanos en la provincia de Xinjiang, incluyendo tortura y otras formas de trato cruel, inhumano o degradante contra miembros de la etnia uigur.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says China has committed serious human rights abuses, against Muslim minorities living in Xinjiang, that may constitute crimes against humanity.
Bachelet’s accusations include detention of Uyghurs and other Muslims, together with a general campaign of rights violations including forced birth control and the demolition of holy sites, such as the Imam Asim Shrine.
William Nee, the research and advocacy coordinator at Chinese Human Rights Defenders, said the report “gives credence to the widespread deprivation of liberty in re-education centres, the torture and sexual violence found there, the likelihood of forced labor, the assault on religious and cultural rights”.
Unsurprisingly, Beijing dismisses the allegations as the “lie of the century”, adding that Bachelet “wantonly smears and slanders China”.