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ICC Rejects Calls to Probe China for Genocide Against Uyghur Population

HeadlineDec 16, 2020

Prosecutors with the International Criminal Court have rejected calls from Uyghur exiles to investigate China for genocide. Exiled Uyghurs have accused Beijing of holding more than 1 million people from mostly Muslim minorities in reeducation camps. The International Criminal Court said it was unable to act because the alleged crimes occurred in China, which is not a signatory to the ICC.

This comes as China is facing new accusations of relying heavily on forced labor to pick cotton in the province of Xinjiang, which produces more than a fifth of the world’s cotton.

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