This article is from Democracy Digest:
Western powers called on China on Friday to restore basic legal rights in Hong Kong and open up to scrutiny its remote Xinjiang region where more than one million ethnic Uighurs are held. The rare rebuke of China came at the U.N. Human Rights Council where the European Union, Britain, Australia and Canada were among those voicing mounting concerns about both areas, Reuters reports.
“No state should be above the law, China’s turn has come,” John Fisher of Human Rights Watch told the forum, speaking on behalf of more than 300 activist groups.
Abdulxukur Abdurixit, a Uighur, urged the council to name a U.N. investigator on his native region, saying: “There is a genocide being committed against my people.”
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