tirsdag 8. mars 2022

UN human rights chief to visit China, including Xinjiang, in May

The UN rights chief has announced that she will make a long-delayed visit to China in May, including to Xinjiang, where activists and western lawmakers say Beijing is subjecting Uyghur people to genocide. “I am pleased to announce that we have recently reached an agreement with the government of China for a visit,” Michelle Bachelet told the UN human rights council on Tuesday.

She said the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) and Beijing had “initiated concrete preparations for a visit that is foreseen to take place in May”. Nearly 200 rights groups meanwhile on Tuesday demanded that Bachelet’s office release its long-postponed report on the rights situation in Xinjiang.