søndag 9. februar 2020

Uyghurs and the China Coronavirus: An epidemic and crowded mass detention camps are a potentially deadly combination.

The Chinese government has confirmed at least 32 cases of coronavirus in the Uyghur region, but the actual number is likely much higher due to the communication blackout that is central to China’s mass detention and surveillance campaign in East Turkestan.

Estimates from the United Nations and United States suggest China has detained more than 1 million and as many as 3 million Uyghurs and other indigenous peoples in internment camps, forced labor factories, and other detention facilities. Uyghurs in the diaspora fear the actual number may be much higher, especially considering the number of Uyghur children who have been separated from their families and detained in state orphanages and kindergartens.