Japan is closely monitoring the human rights situation in China. A top government of Japan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.
The country has long been criticized for cracking down on ethnic Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. But China has always denied the allegations.
At this time Japan has opened its mouth on this issue. Japan will also monitor China’s Xinjiang region. A report by the news agency Reuters has given this information.
“Japan believes that freedom, respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law, which are universal in the international community should be ensured in China,” Katsunobu Kato, Japan’s prime minister told a news conference.
The United Nations estimates that more than one million Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang.
Human rights activists say crimes against humanity are being committed in Xinjiang.
All allegations from China have been denied. The country claims that Xinjiang’s camps provide vocational training as well as help fight extremism.
In November last year, the New York Times published a report on the repression of ethnic Uighur minorities in Xinjiang, citing secret documents.
According to the report, Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed that no concessions be made in the fight against separatism and extremism in Xinjiang.
The New York Times document reveals all the incredible details of the Chinese Communist Party’s controversial campaign. The document also contains unpublished statements from various leaders, including Uyghur population control, surveillance and Xi Jinping.
Foreign experts and human rights groups have long said that more than a million Uyghurs are being held in the camps in Xinjiang. Most of them are Muslims.
However, China claims that these are not detention camps, they are correctional facilities.
In February of this year, the BBC reported that it had received a document on how the fate of hundreds of Uyghur Muslims in Chinese prisons was being determined. The document contains the personal information of more than 3,000 people in the western Xinjiang region.
It details the details of their daily lives. The document, obtained by the BBC, details the investigation into 311 people. It lists their backgrounds, religious practices, relationships with relatives, neighbors and friends.