U.N. Aware of Human Rights Abuses in China Against Uighurs — “Massive internment camp — shrouded in secrecy”

A U.N. human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”.

Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that another 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities are forced into so-called “political camps for indoctrination”.

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She was addressing the start of a two-day regular examination of the record of China, including Hong Kong and Macao.

A Chinese delegation of some 50 officials made no immediate comment on her remarks at the Geneva session that continues on Monday.

Reuters

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Tom Miles and Alison Williams

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Ethnic Uighur children in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province © Getty

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One Response to “U.N. Aware of Human Rights Abuses in China Against Uighurs — “Massive internment camp — shrouded in secrecy””

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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