Following her long-anticipated trip to China, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s statement concerning the treatment of minority groups in Xinjiang prompted strong criticism from commenters on social media and in Western governments.
In a May 28 press conference, Bachelet emphasized that her trip to China was not an investigation but an opportunity to discuss human rights issues with senior officials and “pave the way” for continued talks. She then praised China for its work on poverty and gender equality.
“In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, I have raised questions and concerns about the application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures and their broad application — particularly their impact on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities,” her statement said.
Bachelet made a “mockery” of the U.N….