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Bundestag asks: Is what’s happening in Xinjiang genocide?

The Human Rights Committee of the German Bundestag will again address the issue of Xinjiang on May 17 (starting at 5 p.m.). The committee wants to discuss whether reports and documents on arbitrary mass detentions, torture, and birth control from the Muslim-majority autonomous region in northwest China justify the label genocide. Experts will be consulted in a public hearing to help parliamentarians form a judgment. In the past, the committee had already informed itself several times about the events in the region. The last time was in November last year. The hearing at that time drew sharp protest from the Chinese embassy.

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