China said on Thursday that a major United Nations report on alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang region was a “political tool” against Beijing.
A long-awaited report by the UN human rights office said allegations of torture in the far western region were credible and cited possible crimes against humanity.
“The so-called critical report you mentioned is planned and fabricated first-hand by the US and some Western forces, it is totally illegal and invalid,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a briefing. regular
“The report is a hodgepodge of misinformation and is a political tool used as part of the West’s strategy to use Xinjiang to control China,” he added.
Wang said the UN rights office had “sunk into (becoming) the bully and accomplice of the US and the West against the vast majority of developing countries”.
For years, China has been accused of detaining more than a million Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.
Beijing has vehemently rejected the claims, insisting it runs vocational centers designed to curb extremism.
IMF tentatively agrees $2.9 billion loan to crisis-hit Sri Lanka
Crisis-hit Sri Lanka has reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan of about $2.9 billion, the international lender said in a statement on Thursday. “The objectives of Sri Lanka’s new Fund-supported program are to restore macroeconomic stability and debt sustainability,” the statement said, describing the 48-month arrangement under the IMF’s Expanded Fund.
Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival
Less than a month after mounting a retrospective of the legendary Indian filmmaker’s work, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will present Satyajit Ray’s latest feature, Agantuk, or The Stranger, in its main event. Part of the Cinametheque section, Agantuk will be screened as part of the 2022 edition of the 11-day festival, which begins on September 8.
Portugal: Health minister resigns after pregnant Indian tourist dies
Portugal’s Health Minister Marta Temido resigned on Tuesday after widespread criticism of her decision to temporarily close emergency obstetric services, forcing the risky transfer of pregnant women between hospitals. The Ministry of Health said in a statement that Temido had decided to resign because “he realized that he no longer had the conditions to continue in the position”.
Rishi Sunak thanks family for their support as he closes the campaign at the Hustings event
The event saw the two finalists lay out their views on tackling the cost of living crisis, fighting crime, tax and immigration reforms and foreign policy priorities one last time in an attempt to convince undecided Tory members who still do not vote before the poll closes. friday evening It was followed by a round of questions and answers during which they answered questions from the audience of almost 6,000 voters and political enthusiasts.
Global smallpox cases pass 50,000 mark: WHO
15 virology labs designated for virus surveillance “These signs confirm what we have consistently said from the beginning: that with the right measures, this is an outbreak that can be stopped.” An increase in monkeypox infections among men who have sex with men has been reported since early May, outside of African countries where it has long been endemic.