Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region
- Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape have been published.
- Chinese authorities are accused of detaining more than 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
- Michelle Bachelet is expected to visit the Xinjiang cities of Ürümümqi and Kashgar on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a six-day trip to the region.
- Chinese officials and diplomats call such allegations “lies of the century” and insist that Beijing’s policy is concerned with counter-terrorism, de-radicalisation and vocational training.
- UK foreign secretary Liz Truss said the leaked files contained ‘shocking details of China’