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UN demands access for Bachelet

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged China’s President Xi Jinping to grant UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet a “credible” visit to his country. Guterres had met with the Chinese president and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday on the sidelines of the Beijing Games. “The Secretary-General … expressed his expectation that the contacts between the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Chinese authorities will allow for a credible visit of the High Commissioner to China, including Xinjiang,” the UN said. Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has been seeking access to Xinjiang for more than two years to investigate allegations of abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority there. rtr

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