WION 28 March 2021
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the UN was in negotiation with China for a visit “without restrictions” to Xinjiang in order to see how Uyghur Muslims were being treated. He declared this in an interview broadcast.
At least one million Uyghurs and people from other mostly Muslim groups have been held in camps in the northwestern region, according to US and Australian rights groups, which accuse Chinese authorities of forcibly sterilizing women and imposing forced labor.
“A serious negotiation is at the present moment taking place between the Office of the (UN Human Rights) Commissioner and the Chinese authorities,” Guterres told Canada’s CBC television network.
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