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China/Xinjiang

China/Xinjiang

Published on July 9, 2009
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, July 8, 2009

We are very concerned about the situation in China’s Xinjiang region following the violence which has taken place over the past two days. I deeply regret the loss of human life.

With our European partners, we have reiterated our commitment to human rights, in particular freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration. The rights of detained people must be fully respected./.

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