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Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan and 34 countries have supported the Council on human rights policy of China’s “reeducation” in penal institutions in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region (XUAR) of the Uighurs. About it reports “Kommersant”, citing a source in the Russian delegation.
It is noted that these countries supported a Chinese statement at the session of the UN Council on human rights after the 22 States (member countries of the EU, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) has condemned in an open letter to the actions of Beijing.
Nearly 40 delegations “commended the progress that China has achieved in human rights in Xinjiang”, said the representative of China Chen Xu. According to him, the right course of the state proves the absence of regional attacks over the last three years.
In June, the Chinese authorities denied the information about the torture of prisoners in the camp to the Uighurs. The error is that “centres of education and training” described as concentration camps, said Deputy foreign Minister Zhang Changhua.
In August 2018, the UN Commission on human rights reported that at least one million members of ethnic minorities is contained in the closed camps in Xinjiang, where they were allegedly re. People are forced to sing revolutionary songs, to study the ideas of Chinese President XI Jinping, speaking non-native Chinese language. The existence of camps, the official Beijing explains the prevention of terrorist activities in the region. At the same time, those who went through rehabilitation, they say that people in the camps were tortured.
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