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The U.N. Has SURRENDERED to China

Two months ago in August, the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights published a report that drew on interviews with former detainees in Xinjiang, China, and offered a damning analysis of the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of the Uyghur people. On Oct. 6, the United Nations Human Rights Council officially voted not to discuss it.

The vote was close to split, but 19-17 the very body appointed to govern Human Rights globally ‘bent the knee.’ The United Nations Human Rights Council has surrendered to China.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the UN High Commissioner’s report drawn from interviews of former Uyghur detainees revealed.

“A consistent theme was description of constant hunger and, consequently, significant to severe weight loss during their periods in the facilities,” it said. “Almost all interviewees described either injections, pills or both being administered regularly.”

“Some also spoke of various forms of sexual violence, including some instances of rape,” the report said. “Several women recounted being subject to invasive gynacological examinations, including one woman who described this taking place in a group setting.”

The report requested that Beijing look into “allegations of torture, sexual violence, ill-treatment, forced medical treatment, as well as forced labor and reports of deaths in custody,” according to WSJ.

It added that the pattern of repeated abuses in Xinjiang “may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity.”

The rogue’s gallery of nations who defended China’s indefensible actions included: Bolivia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Namibia, Senegal, Sudan, and Uzbekistan, a virtual who’s who of nations flush with aid from Beijing.
Eleven abstaining nations’ leaders also carry the stench of cowardice, including India, Mexico, and Ukraine.
Ukraine’s abstention is puzzling. They would probably want to hit China on the international stage for their support of Moscow. But the implicit support of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador‘s Mexico is easily the most alarming.

According to Barrons, Ukraine might have had second thoughts and potentially tried to walk back the vote.  Ukrainian ambassador Yevheniia Filipenko took the floor on Friday, the day after the vote, asking that the “record of the proceedings reflect our position in favor of the adoption of the mentioned decision.”

The sitting council President Federico Villegas of Argentina, replied that the council would “take note of your statement”, but made it clear to Filipenko that “in accordance with the rules and practices the result of the vote … will remain as it was announced yesterday.”
In other words, too little, too late.
Had Ukraine voted differently, the vote would’ve only failed by one. But had Mexico also behaved like they had anything even resembling a friendly relationship with their neighbors to the north, if they had out back, the vote could’ve played out differently. The world could be taking China to task, instead of tacitly ignoring… and therefore endorsing the Chinese Communist Party’s crimes against humanity… again.
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