UN inaction on China abuses ‘huge disappointment’: Uyghur campaigner

Campaign for Uyghurs Executive Director Rushan Abbas holds a photo of her sister, Gulshan Abbas who is currently imprisoned in a camp during a rally in New York on March 22, 2021. - The rally is for Uyghur Freedom, with participants calling on President Joe Biden to "combat the Uyghur genocide through diplomacy and economic pressure". (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

GENEVA — The UN rights chief has miserably failed to address China’s “genocide” against the Uyghur minority, a leading campaigner told AFP, demanding that a long-delayed report on abuses be released “immediately”.

Uyghur campaigner Rushan Abbas, who is American, decried that Michelle Bachelet had, to date, been so restrained in her criticism of the well-reported rights violations taking place in China’s far-western Xinjiang region.

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