UK's Raab says clear Uighurs in China suffered human rights abuses

by Reuters
Sunday, 19 July 2020 09:17 GMT

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it is clear the Uighur minority in China are subject to "gross, egregious human rights abuses"

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday it was clear the Uighur minority in China had suffered abuses of their human rights.

"It is clear that there are gross, egregious human rights abuses going on, which is why in Geneva at the UN we raised this with 27 partners ... to call out the government of China for its human rights abuses of the Uighurs, also of Hong Kong," Raab told the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show.

Beijing's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming told the same programme that most Uighurs were living happily and that ethnic minorities in China were treated as equals.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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