Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

Demonstrators, including Aziz Sulayman, hold a protest in front of the U.S. State Department to commemorate Uyghur Doppa Day and to urge the U.S. and the international community to take action against China’s treatment of the Uyghur people in the East Turkistan (Xinjiang) region, in Washington, U.S. May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) – More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.

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