GENEVA (AN) — China notched a diplomatic victory with a vote in the U.N. Human Rights Council to reject a Western-led push for a debate over comprehensive evidence of grave rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China’s remote Xinjiang Province.
Human rights advocates were outraged at Thursday's vote in the 47-nation council, the United Nations' top human rights body. Nineteen countries — including China and the Muslim-majority nations of Indonesia, Pakistan and Qatar — voted against holding a debate, defeating 17 countries that voted for it. Eleven nations abstained from the simple majority vote.
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