Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne says the Morrison authorities has “deeply held concerns” on Communist China’s horrific remedy of the Uyghur inhabitants together with “credible reports of the systematic abuse and torture of women”.
The Chinese Embassy in Canberra held a weird press convention on Wednesday by which Ambassador Cheng Jingye downplayed experiences of exploitation of the Uyghurs and attacked the Australian media for reporting on the human rights abuses.
In an unique interview with Sky News, Minister Payne mentioned the Commonwealth continued to “hold those concerns” in regards to the remedy of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province.
“We have been very clear about our deeply held concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang,” she mentioned.
“Particularly as it relates to forced labor, to re-education, to restrictions on freedom of religion, potential restrictions on reproductive rights including forced sterilisations, and also very credible reports of the systematic abuse and torture of women”.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken beforehand got here out in opposition to the remedy of the Muslim minority group declaring Beijing continues to commit “genocide and crimes against humanity”
The Australian Strategic Policy Instituted has claimed there are greater than 380 re-education camps within the area which is up greater than 40 per cent from earlier estimates.
Earlier this yr the BBC uncovered the horrific remedy of the Uyghur inhabitants, highlighting the remedy of females within the camps which included pressured sterilisation.
Minister Payne mentioned the federal government had raised these considerations on the “highest levels” and continued to advocate for the excessive commissioner for human rights to assessment the scenario in Xinjiang firsthand.