Haley calls for UN Human Rights chief to be fired after 'Chinese propaganda tour' to Xinjiang

U.N.. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet visited the Xinjiang region, where the communist regime in Beijing has been persecuting minorities, as part of a six-day tour to China.

HALEY SAYS UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MUST INVESTIGATE CHINESE ‘GENOCIDE,’ AS UN HIGH MISSIONER VISITS XINJIANG

Activists and others, including Haley, had called on Bachelet to condemn what the U.S. and others have called the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in the region. China has claimed it is engaged in anti-radicalization and counterterrorism, but activists and governments have pointed instead to evidence of mass detention, forced sterilizations, bans on religious and cultural practices and torture.

Maar, after a trip that was highly restricted by Beijing, Bachelet’s remarks were heavy on praise, for China but measured in their criticism.

She touted thetremendous achievementsin poverty alleviation, universal healthcare, as well as China’svaluedsupport on the U.N.’s 2030 multilateral Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

On the regime’s human rights abuses, sy het gesê dat sy “raised questions and concernsabout Xinjiang as she also appeared to accept Chinese claims that the policies were designed to tackle terrorism and radicalization.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. (Horacio Villalobos Corbis via Getty Images)

I encouraged the Government to undertake a review of all counter terrorism and deradicalization policies to ensure they fully comply with international human rights standards, and in particular that they are not applied in an arbitrary and discriminatory way,” sy het gese.

The remarks drew outrage from multiple corners, and Haley was scathing in her response to the visitgoing so far as to call for Bachelet to be fired and for countries to pull their funding from the organization.

“Die Verenigde Nasies. sold its soul to China by continuing to let it buy off its agency heads,” Haley said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

First the World Health Organization refused to condemn China for COVID. Now the Human Rights Council head goes on a Chinese propaganda tour, looking the other way on genocide,” sy het gese. “Either the U.N. fires Michelle Bachelet or countries should drop their U.N. funding.

Haley has long been a critic of the U.N.’s human rights efforts. It was when she was U.N. ambassador that the U.S. pulled out of the Human Rights Council, citing the organization’s anti-Israel bias and its membershipwhich includes a number of countries with poor human rights records, including China.

Even the Biden administration, which rejoined the Human Rights Council this year, expressed concern about Bachelet’s visitnoting that many restrictions that were placed on the visit by Beijing.

While we continue to raise our concerns about China’s human rights abuses directly with Beijing and support others who do so, we are concerned the conditions Beijing authorities imposed on the visit did not enable a complete and independent assessment of the human rights environment in the PRC, including in Xinjiang, where genocide and crimes against humanity are ongoing,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

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