Australia on Thursday mentioned it’s in search of a United Nations investigation into allegations that girls in China’s “re-education” camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, and sexually abused, in accordance with a report.
“These newest studies of systematic torture and abuse of girls are deeply disturbing and lift severe questions relating to the therapy of Uighurs and different spiritual and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang,” a spokesperson for the Australian International Minister Marise Payne instructed Bloomberg in a press release Thursday.
In keeping with studies final yr, as much as three million Uighur Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang province have been plucked from their properties since 2017 by authorities and disappeared into a jail camp, which the Chinese language authorities glosses over as a re-education facility.
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The BBC on Wednesday reported that girls in these camps have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured.
On Wednesday, the U.S. State Division mentioned it was “deeply disturbed,” by the allegations.
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Chinese language International Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Thursday mentioned the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights was already invited to go to Xinjiang “and the 2 sides have been involved with one another,” Bloomberg reported.
China denies accusations of abuses in Xinjiang, saying they “should not about ethnicity, faith or human rights, however about anti-violence, anti-terrorism, anti-separatism, and de-radicalization.”
“We welcome the international nationals with an unbiased view to go to Xinjiang to see with their very own eyes an actual Xinjiang,” he added. “Within the meantime, we oppose the interference in China’s inside affairs beneath the pretext of human rights and oppose the presumption of guilt or any investigation based mostly on it.”
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The previous President Donald Trump’s administration, earlier this yr, decided the Chinese language authorities had dedicated “genocide” and “crimes towards humanity” towards Uighurs and different Muslim ethnic minorities.
It seems the present Biden administration will even be powerful on Beijing as Secretary of State Antony Blinken, instructed the Senate International Relations Committee in January that “forcing males, ladies, and kids into focus camps” constituted genocide.