United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking the United Nations to investigate communist China’s human rights abuses against the Uighur people, a minority Muslim population, located in the Xinjiang province in China.
Raab plans to take his concerns about China’s “industrial-scale” abuses before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday to urge an “independent investigation” by the intergovernmental organization and garner support from other nations to take action against the communist regime for its camps imprisoning Uighurs.
“The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale,” Raab said. “The reported abuses — which include torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women — are extreme and they are extensive.”
Raab’s address to the council follows the U.K.’s increasing reprimands of China, including through prohibiting U.K. companies from using forced labor from Xinjiang.
These attempts by the U.K. to call attention to China’s actions against the Uighurs comes shortly after the Biden administration announced the United States’ return to