UN in talks with China over ‘no restrictions’ visit to Xinjiang

UN in talks with China over ‘no restrictions’ visit to Xinjiang

The Guardian

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Mission to check out treatment of Uighur minority is backed by Beijing, says secretary-general António Guterres

The UN has begun negotiations with Beijing for a visit “without restrictions” to Xinjiang to see how the Uighur minority is being treated, secretary-general António Guterres said in an interview broadcast.

At least one million Uighurs and people from other mostly Muslim groups have been held in camps in the north-western region, according to US and Australian rights groups, which accuse Chinese authorities of forcibly sterilising women and imposing forced labor.

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