Switzerland summons Chinese ambassador to Bern after Xinjiang report (official)

Switzerland summons Chinese ambassador to Bern after Xinjiang report (official)

A watchtower over a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are held. GREG BAKER / AFP

Switzerland has summoned the Chinese ambassador to Bern following the publication of the report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang province, the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday (7 September). Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Switzerland “has regularly communicated its strong concern for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang” and it “is convinced that the best way to preserve its interests and respect for fundamental rights is to conduct a critical and constructive dialogue with Beijing”, emphasizes the FDFA.

World News