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Record Number of States Condemn China’s Persecution of Uyghurs

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang region, April 23, 2021. © 2021 Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo Fifty United Nations member countries today issued a joint statement that condemned the Chinese government’s persecution of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. It was the largest group of states to publicly denounce Beijing’s human rights violations in Xinjiang, which the UN’s human rights office determined may amount to crimes against humanity. The statement was presented to UN member states by Canada…


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