Muslim countries defend China on issue of Xinjiang

BEIJING, July 15 (INP): UN ambassadors from 37 countries released a letter on defending China’s treatment of Uighur and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to Western criticism.

Echoing China’s defence of the camps, the letter noted that safety and security has returned to Xinjiang,” following various measures taken by the Chinese government.

According to the official sources here, the group of ambassadors asked for the letter to be recorded as an official document of the Human Rights Council, which wrapped up its 41st session in Geneva on Friday.

They said China had restored peace and security in the region through counterterrorism measures and vocational training.

“We note with appreciation that human rights are respected and protected in China in the process of counter-terrorism and de-radicalisation,” the letter read.

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