China's repression of Uighurs: UN urges Beijing to comply with human rights standards

The western Chinese region of Xinjiang and its Muslim inhabitants have been in the headlines for several years amid reports of mass incarceration, family separations, forced labour and even forced sterilisation. Last week, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet went on a long-awaited visit to the region. But her six-day tour was not about fact-finding. Bachelet spoke only briefly about the repression in Xinjiang, urging Beijing to make sure any counter-terrorism measures don't infringe on human rights. Eleanor Hart, assistant director at the European Uyghur Institute, gives us her analysis.

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