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UN Rights Chief Says Abuses in Xinjiang Must be ‘Independently Assessed’

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, participates in the high-level virtual panel entitled “”Participation, Human Rights and the Governance Challenge Ahead”” on September 25,2020-UN Photo by Manuel Elias

The United Nations lead official for human rights called on Friday for a full and independent investigation of human rights abuses in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, where reports say over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of internment camps since 2017.

Speaking to the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said her office has been working with China without success for over two years to find “mutually agreeable parameters” for a visit to China.

“In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region [XUAR], information that is in the public domain indicates the need for independent and comprehensive assessment of the human rights situation,” Bachelet said on Friday.

Bachelet added that her office is investigating reports of widespread abuses—including arbitrary detention and sexual violence—in the camps, which have been described by China as vocational training centers, though reporting by RFA’s Uyghur Service and other media outlets shows that detainees are mostly held against their will in crowded and unsanitary conditions.

Reports indicate that the camps, in which detainees are subjected to political indoctrination by Chinese officials and guards, are used by China as punishment for signs of “extremism,” which authorities say include practicing basic forms of Islam, adhering to cultural traditions, and violating strict family-planning policies.

Speaking to RFA, Dolkun Isa—president of the Germany-based exile World Uyghur Congress—welcomed Bachelet’s call on Friday for an investigation into Chinese rights abuses in Xinjiang.

“And we encourage High Commissioner Bachelet to visit East Turkestan to assess China’s Uyghur genocide with unfettered access,” Isa said, referring to Xinjiang by the name preferred by many Uyghurs for their historic homeland.

Bachelet should be cautious, though, “and refuse any preconditions placed by China on her visit should it materialize, because China will manipulate her visit in order to deny the reality of the Uyghur genocide,” Isa said.

Findings of genocide

The Dutch House of Representatives voted on Thursday to recognize China’s abuses in the XUAR as genocide, becoming the first parliament in Europe to do so as pressure mounts on Western leaders to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

The move followed a similar resolution passed by Canada’s House of Commons last week and an official designation by the U.S. of the situation in the region as genocide in January.

“It is now imperative that the U.N. prioritize this 21st century genocide at the highest level and seriously address it at the U.N. Human Rights Council and U.N. Security Council,” Isa said.

“It’s simply not enough to raise [this issue] once a year at the Human Rights Council and repeatedly accept China’s ill-intentioned and hollow invitation to visit East Turkestan.”

“If ‘Never Again’ means anything to the U.N., U.N. General Secretary Gutierrez should publicly denounce China’s genocide of the Uyghur people and take the lead to stop this 21st century genocide,” Isa said.

“Or the U.N. will be seen in the future as complicit for having taken no meaningful action to stop China’s genocide of the Uyghur people.”

Reported and translated by Alim Seytoff for RFA’s Uyghur Service. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

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When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

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Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

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https://smhoaxslayer.com

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www.allsides.com

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www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

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The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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