China committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang: HRW report
China is committing crimes against humanity in its treatment of Uyghurs and Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch's report said. The report titled 'Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots' stated the Chinese leadership is responsible for systematic policies of mass detention and torture among other offences. China has systematically persecuted Turkic Muslims, HRW's Sophie Richardson said.
China has rejected accusations of abuses in Xinjiang after a human rights group appealed for a UN investigation into possible crimes against humanity. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said accusations of forced labour or detentions in Xinjiang are "lies concocted by anti-China forces." He asked foreign observers to "stop the wrong practice of spreading disinformation about Xinjiang."