onsdag 7. februar 2018

Thousands of Uyghur Muslims detained in Chinese 'political education' camps

Thousands  of Uyghur Muslims are currently being detained in cramped conditions at so-called political education camps in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang -- and the trend shows no sign of abating, exiled Uyghur activists and human rights advocacy groups say.

"Every household, every family had three or four people taken away," said Omer Kanat, executive committee chairman of the World Uyghur Congress, an umbrella group for the Uyghur diaspora. "In some villages, you can't see men on the streets anymore -- only women and children -- all the men have been sent to the camps."

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