China: UN denounces human rights violations against Uyghurs

Beijing lashes out at Bachelet's report and claims it is full of lies encouraged by "anti-Chinese forces."

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, published a report on human rights violations committed in China against the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region.

"Allegations of recurrent practices of torture or ill-treatment, including forced medical treatment and poor conditions of detention, are credible, as are individual allegations of sexual and gender-based violence," the document details.

Investigations by other agencies had already indicated that Beijing is holding at least one million individuals, mostly Uighurs. In these camps, sterilizations and unwanted abortions are performed and inmates are subjected to forced labor.

China does not agree with the report

After the High Commissioner's report was published, the communist regime issued a communiqué in which it expressed its disagreement. Thus, Beijing assured that the document is full of lies promoted by "anti-Chinese forces."

China's ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun, demanded that Bachelet remain independent and avoid influencing her country's internal affairs, and warned that the report could undermine UN-Beijing relations.

"We all know that the so-called 'Xinjiang issue' is a completely fabricated lie with political motives and is aimed at undermining China's stability and obstructing its development," Zhang told reporters.