U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China's Olympics | Reuters

  
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U.S. lawmakers call for U.N. Uyghur rights report before China's Olympics | Reuters
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which the U.S. government is boycotting on a diplomatic level over what it says is ongoing genocide in the region.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations' human rights office to release its assessment of China's policies in Xinjiang before next month's Beijing Winter Olympics, which the U.S. government is boycotting on a diplomatic level over what it says is ongoing genocide in the region.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has lamented that her office has been unable to gain access to the western Chinese region to probe allegations of rights abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups.
Her office said in December that it was finalizing a report on the situation in Xinjiang that it hoped to publish in the coming weeks after long-running talks with Chinese officials on a proposed visit had yielded no progress. 
Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative James McGovern, two Democrats who respectively chair and co-chair the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, wrote a public letter to Bachelet asking her to issue the report before the "international spectacle" of the Beijing Games begins on Feb. 4.
"Its publication would send an important reminder that no country can evade international scrutiny for engaging in serious human rights abuses," Merkley and McGovern said.
Bachelet's office did not respond immediately to a Reuters question asking when the report would be released.
Bachelet had been negotiating the terms

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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    4 months ago
Bachelet had been negotiating the terms of a Xinjiang visit since September 2018, as allegations were emerging that some one million Uyghurs had been held in mass detention camps.
 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    4 months ago

As a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors claims  people are "deplorable" who care about the Uighur genocide.

The perpetrators of apartheid's mistake was not giving American liberals a financial interest in apartheid. As they continue to show, they'll defend anything if there is money is in it. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 months ago

." So, until we actually clean up our own house, the idea that we step outside of our borders with, you know, with us sort of like, morally virtue-signaling about somebody else’s human-rights track record, is deplorable.  "

The modern liberal or Nazi apologist. Who can tell the difference sometimes? 

 
 
 
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2.1.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    4 months ago

It gets harder by the day to do so.  

 
 

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