WION:  The United States has slammed the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet for failing to stand up for Xinjiang’s Uyghur community.
 In what will be the first UN High Commissioner for Human Rights trip there since 2005, Bachelet is going to visit the controversial Chinese region from May 23 to 28 at the invitation of Beijing.
 Criticising Bachelet for “silence” in the face of what it said were atrocities in China’s western Xinjiang region, the US State Department said that Washington “no expectation that the PRC (People’s Republic of China) will grant the necessary access required to conduct a complete, unmanipulated assessment of the human rights environment in Xinjiang.”
 Ned Price, the spokesman of the US State Department, said “We’re deeply concerned about the upcoming visit,” and added that “Despite frequent assurances by Bachelet’s office that the report would be released in short order, it remains unavailable to us.”
“The High Commissioner’s continued silence in the face of indisputable evidence of atrocities in Xinjiang and other human rights violations and abuses throughout the PRC – it is deeply concerning, particularly as she is and should be the leading … voice on human rights,” he said.