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.”
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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.”