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At UN body, 22 nations urge China to end Xinjiang detentions

Jul 10, 2019 - Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) - Human Rights Watch says 22 Western countries have issued a statement urging China to end mass arbitrary detentions and other violations against Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region.

The advocacy group hailed the "important" statement at the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, which amounts to a symbolic step toward greater expression of concern about China's policies in Xinjiang.

The signatories issued the statement as a "letter" at the council, and stopped sh...