US renews China ‘genocide’ claims over Uyghur treatment

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Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar and South Sudan were also cited in the report on genocide and atrocities. China has repeatedly denied accusations of mass detentions in Xinjiang.

The United States on Monday repeated allegations of “genocide” against Chinaover Beijing’s repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in the northwest Xinjiang region of the country.

Supporters of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement rally

In the State Department’s annual report to Congress on genocide, the US reiterated its stance that “the People’s Republic of China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uyghurs, who are predominantly Muslim, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang. The crimes against humanity include imprisonment, torture, enforced sterilization, and persecution.”

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