April 1, 2023

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More than 40 countries have condemned “legitimate human rights violations” against Uyghurs in China

A boy sees a Uyghur woman walking past a house in Durban, Xinjiang, China.

A proclamation signed by 43 countries has condemned the “legitimate human rights violations” committed by Chinese regime officials against Uyghur Muslims. And other minorities in China’s Xinjiang province.

“There are widespread and systematic violations of human rights, torture, forced contraception, sexual violence and segregation.” French Ambassador to the UN Nicolas de Rivier collected the report read.

It also points out that Beijing should allow UN visitors access to the affected areas “unhindered”.

The following is a list of countries that have ratified the document in the UN Human Rights Council: Albania, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Estonia, Swatini, Finland, France, Honduras, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liebia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, San Marino, Sweden and Turkey.

Diplomats have denounced China for exerting enormous pressure on some states to abide by the declaration.

UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly

Last week, the United Nations’ political mission in Haiti was extended only after difficult negotiations. in the beginning, China has indicated it will veto the resolution to expand the mandate. So, unlike a similar announcement with 39 signatories last year, Haiti did not support the document this Thursday.

Human rights experts and organizations estimate that one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Hui and other members of the Muslim minority in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region have called Beijing “re-education camps”.

Experts say the camps are being used to align Uyghurs with the Communist Party and force them into forced labor.

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Meanwhile, the President Joe Biden said Thursday that the United States will come to Taiwan’s defense if Taiwan is attacked by China., Which considers it part of its territory.

When asked during an interview on the news network, Biden replied, “Yes.” CNN Under the protection of Taiwan. “We have a commitment to that.”

Biden’s comments are against long-standing US policy of “strategic ambiguity”, which helps Washington build its defense against the island of Taiwan.

The US president made a similar promise during an interview in August ABC, Emphasizing that The United States will always protect its key allies, including Taiwan, Despite Afghanistan’s withdrawal from the Taliban.

Thus said Biden The United States has made a “sacred commitment” to protect NATO allies in Canada and Europe, which are “with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.”

(With information from AFP)

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