Activists Welcome UN Rights Chief’s Decision to Step Down

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June 16, 2022

Peter Irwin, a senior program officer at the Washington-based Uyghur Human Rights Project, told VOA that the rights groups “expect the next high commissioner to actually respond to the ongoing” human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

“The atrocities haven’t stopped, and we’ll continue to press the office to do its job,” Irwin wrote in an email to VOA.

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