Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Three African States Sign Statement of Concern about Human Rights in China's Xinjiang

 The government of Canada introduced on 31 October 2022 a statement titled "Joint Statement on Behalf of 50 Countries in the UN General Assembly Third Committee on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang, China."

The statement commented that "we are gravely concerned about the human rights situation in the People's Republic of China, especially the ongoing human rights violations of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in Xinjiang."

Although most of the 50 signatories were western countries, three African states (Liberia, Somalia, and eSwatini) also signed.  eSwatini is the only country in Africa that has diplomatic relations with Taiwan.