China says UN officials can visit Xinjiang


Source: kyfreepress.com.au

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China has rejected "slanderous attacks" about conditions for Muslim Uighurs living in Xinjiang as European powers and Turkey voiced concerns and called for UN access to the remote western region. Activists and UN rights experts have said that at least 1 million Muslims are detained in camps in Xinjiang. China denies abuses and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism. Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the UN Human Rights Council that it was taking counter-terrorism measures in accordance with the law and that Xinjiang enjoyed "social stability and sound development" after four years without any...