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Japan calls on China to stop mass detention of Uighurs

  • July 12, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Thursday evening’s Nikkei and this morning’s Sankei and Mainichi wrote that Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Nogami told a press briefing on Thursday that Japan has submitted to the UN Human Rights Council a letter calling on China to halt the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province. Nogami was quoted as saying that it is important that the universal values of the international community also be respected in China. According to the GOJ, the letter, dated July 8, was co-signed by 21 nations including the UK and France. Nikkei noted that the United States was not among the signatories because it withdrew from the council last year.

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