UN Rights Office publishes Xinjiang Report, says allegations of torture ‘credible’

Uyghur Muslims

In this file photo taken Sunday, July 5, 2015, Uighurs living in Turkey and Turkish supporters, chant slogans as they hold a Chinese flag before burning it during a protest near China’s consulate in Istanbul. (File image)

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The UN body said that allegations of patterns of torture and forced medical treatment in Xinjiang were credible. It also insisted that the situation required “urgent” international attention, reported AFP.

The UN rights office said, “Allegations of patterns of torture or ill-treatment, including forced medical treatment and adverse conditions of detention, are credible.”