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EU Parliament avoids the term ‘genocide’

After an internal debate, the European Parliament will not classify the human rights violations in Xinjiang as “genocide” for the time being. The EU Parliament will vote on a corresponding resolution, i.e. its own position, on Thursday. At the beginning of the week, there had been negotiations between the individual political groups on whether the incidents in Xinjiang should be referred to as genocide. However, the wording in the cross-party text has now been softened: the abuses against Uyghurs in Xinjiang “amount to crimes against humanity and a serious risk of genocide,” it now says.

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