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Japan, others show concern over China’s treatment of Uighurs

  • July 11, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 2:25 p.m.
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Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)–Japan, along with 21 other countries, has submitted a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council to express concern over China’s treatment of Uighurs, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami said Thursday.

The letter, dated Monday, calls into question alleged human rights abuses by China, which detains a large number of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

“It is important that the internationally recognized universal values of freedom, respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law are assured also in China,” Nogami told a press conference.

The 21 countries included Britain and France.

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