UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab is calling on U.N. investigators to insist on urgent access to Uyghur camps in Xinjiang to ascertain the level of human rights abuses taking place in the Chinese province.
Mr. Raab said this week that Uyghur abuses have reached an “industrial scale,” noting that he plans to press the UN human rights council on Monday to address rights violations in China, Myanmar, Belarus and Russia, urging it to launch an independent investigation into Xinjiang internment camps.
“The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale,” the foreign secretary plans to say, according to the Financial Times. “The reported abuses — which include torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women — are extreme and they are extensive. They are taking place on an industrial scale.”
On February 2, the BBC released a chilling report on the systematic rape, sexual abuse, and torture in China’s “re-education” camps