Canada finds more graves at former school for indigenous children as China calls for rights probe

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    Unmarked graves of up to 751 people have been found near a former Catholic residential school in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan, in the second such shock discovery in less than a month. The June 24, 2021, discovery at the Marieval Indian Residential School was announced just two days after China called for a human rights investigation by the United Nations into the previous case where remains of over 200 indigenous children were found at the defunct Kamloops Residential School in the western province of British Columbia. Beijing’s call for a UN human rights probe sparked an angry response from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and prompted Ottawa to call for an investigation into Beijing’s alleged mass detention of Uygur Muslims in China’s remote Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

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