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U.N. rights envoy defends controversial Xinjiang visit

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The U.N. rights envoy has defended her contentious visit to China, but urged authorities to avoid “arbitrary and indiscriminate” measures in Xinjiang, a region where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses.

Michelle Bachelet’s remarks on Saturday were swiftly criticized by activists and NGOs, who accused her of providing Beijing with a major propaganda win.

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