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China’s actions in Xinjiang denounced as crimes against humanity

Secret files  leaked to The New York Times  and the  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists  last week provided disturbing evidence of the mass detentions of Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority members in Xinjiang. Human rights organizations and legal experts have characterized the measures taken by the Chinese government as a  crime against humanity  under international law. Meanwhile, the UK and Germany have repeated their  calls for UN access to the camps  and US lawmakers  have again called for sanctions .  While China's Foreign Ministry did not initially deny the documents' authenticity, saying only that the  content had been distorted , later,  Chinese ambassador to the UK  Liu Xiaoming derided them as “pure fabrication and fake news”. To the outside world, the Chinese government has always maintained the facilities in Xinjiang are “vocational training centers”. However, the documents reveal a very different story, detailing measures to preven