UN chief rejects claim he didn’t condemn China over Muslims

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Photo: UN

By EDITH M. LEDERER
Sep 19, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn’t condemned the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully.

“I don’t think anyone has been more persistent and more clear in talking to the Chinese authorities in relation to this issue than myself,” he told reporters Wednesday. “It is absolutely not true that I’ve only done discreet diplomacy.”

On the contrary, Guterres said that during his visit to Beijing in April, “I not only did raise the issue, but I made it public.”

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