WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that a cache of leaked documents proves that Chinese authorities are engaged in massive and systemic repression of Muslims and other minorities in western China, as a number of foreign governments expressed serious concern about the scale of the campaign.
Pompeo said the documents underscored an overwhelming and growing body of evidence that Chinas leaders are responsible for gross human rights violations in the Xinjiang region.
They detail the Chinese partys brutal detention and systematic repression of Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, Pompeo told reporters at a State Department news conference. We call on the Chinese government to immediately release all those who are arbitrarily detained and to end its draconian policies that have terrorized its own citizens in Xinjiang.
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