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Canada investigates Walmart and Hugo Boss on working conditions for Uyghurs.
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Canada investigates Walmart and Hugo Boss on working conditions for Uyghurs.

On Thursday, Canadian authorities began looking into allegations of human rights breaches committed by the Canadian branches of Walmart and Hugo Boss. Human rights watchdog group Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was investigating claims of forced labor in their supplier networks. The investigation is focused on determining if the two businesses used forced labor from Uyghur Muslims in China or sold products created by such workers. The businesses refuted the allegations and refused to take part in the ombudsman's preliminary reviews. Uyghurs in Xinjiang are being persecuted. Human rights organizations and Western governments have long claimed that Chinese authorities in the western Xinjiang province are conducting a widespread crackdown on Uyghur Musl...