Magistrates at the national anti-terror prosecutor's office in Paris are probing claims that multinational companies are complicit in crimes against humanity, the source said, confirming a report on the Mediapart investigative website.
The case is based on a complaint lodged in April by the anti-corruption group Sherpa, the French branch of the Clean Clothes Campaign, the Uyghur Institute of Europe, and a Uyghur woman who had been held in a camp in Xinjiang, China.
Last year, several major consumer brands, including Uniqlo, H&M, Nike, and Adidas, announced that they would no longer buy cotton from the region, sparking boycott calls in China.
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