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China committing 'crimes against humanity' in Xinjiang: report

Human Rights Watch and Stanford find grave abuses but no evidence of genocide

A facility officially known as a vocational skills education center in Xinjiang in 2018. In recent days, Chinese authorities have criticized allegations of abuses in the region.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China is committing "crimes against humanity" on Uyghur and other ethnic Turkic Muslim populations in Xinjiang but there is not enough evidence to call it genocide, according to a report by Human Rights Watch and Stanford University's International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic released on Monday.

The 53-page report said Beijing's actions against Turkic Muslims in the country's northwestern Xinjiang region are "among the gravest human rights abuses under international law."

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