A call to action from Amnesty International on human rights in China’s Xinjiang province

After the United Nations delivered a bombshell report last year exposing a litany of atrocities in China’s Xinjiang region, Amnesty International blasted the “woefully inadequate” international reaction on Thursday.

On the first anniversary of the report’s release, Amnesty International expressed disappointment that the international community, including certain sections of the United Nations, had “shied away from the kind of resolute steps needed to advance justice, truth, and reparation for victims.”

For failing to “clearly emphasize the urgent need for accountability for (China’s) alarming violations,” the rights organization singled out UN rights director Volker Turk.