At UNGA, 39 countries slam China over Uyghur rights abuse, Hong Kong situation

Published on Oct 07, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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At United Nations General Assembly third committee, 39 countries joined a call urging China to respect the human rights of minority Uyghurs and expressed concern about the situation in Hong Kong. While addressing the media on china's human rights situation, German Ambassador to UN, Christoph Heusgen said that the cross-regional joint statement is a clear signal that concerns about the Chinese policy towards the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang is growing. “We combine our demand to request that China close the detention camps in Xinjiang, that China stops tearing down mosques, religious sites, that China stops force labour, that China also stops forced birth control,” he added. On Hong Kong, British Ambassador to UN Jonathan Allen said, “The imposition of a national security law is a serious breach of the legally binding Sino-British joint Declaration, it violates Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and it directly threatens rights and freedom.” Watch the full video for more.

 
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