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Blinken told the Chinese authorities to stop the genocide of the Uyghurs

Blinken told the Chinese authorities to stop the genocide of the Uyghurs

The Secretary of State accused the Chinese authorities of interfering with the visit of UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She came to the country after the publication of a police database with records of the persecution of Uyghurs.

The Chinese authorities must stop the genocide and crimes against humanity in the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang in the northwest of the country, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said. His statement is published on the agency’s website.

He pointed out that the US is deeply concerned about the human rights situation in China and reports of arbitrary detentions of more than 1 million Xinjiang residents. According to him, relatives of the detainees talk about torture, forced sterilization, sexual violence, forced labor with state support, as well as the forced separation of children from their parents.

“We once again call on the PRC to immediately stop the atrocities in Xinjiang, release those unjustly detained, and respond to the missing,” Blinken said, adding that the Chinese authorities must also respect the rights of Tibetans in Hong Kong.

The Secretary of State said that the Chinese authorities tried to prevent the visit of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to the country on May 28. Beijing created such conditions for her team that the commissioner was unable to conduct a complete and independent assessment of the situation in the republic.