In response to a letter co-signed by about 30 French MPs, French President Emmanuel Macron said the repression against the Uighur Muslim minority in China was “unacceptable” and France would condemn it “in the strongest possible terms”.
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“All these practices are unacceptable because they run counter to the universal principles enshrined in international human rights conventions, and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms,” Macron said.
“I want to assure you that we will remain fully mobilised on the situation of the Uighurs,” he stressed, detailing the initiatives taken by Paris at the international level, in particular in UN forums.
Since the series of attacks and the coming to power of President Xi Jinping in 2013, detentions in forced labour camps in Xinjiang, in north-western China, have multiplied.
(Anne Damiani | EURACTIV.FR)