German researcher Adrian Zenz’s 2018 work was among the first to show that more than 1 million Uygur Muslims had been detained in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
German researcher Adrian Zenz’s 2018 work was among the first to show that more than 1 million Uygur Muslims had been detained in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Human rights in China: Beijing endorses legal action against German scholar over Xinjiang abuse claims

  • Lawsuits seek apologies and financial compensation from Adrian Zenz, the researcher central to claims of abuses in the Chinese region
  • Zenz says the legal action does not bother him and shows his research is being noticed

German researcher Adrian Zenz’s 2018 work was among the first to show that more than 1 million Uygur Muslims had been detained in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
German researcher Adrian Zenz’s 2018 work was among the first to show that more than 1 million Uygur Muslims had been detained in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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