China’s Missing Million: New Statesman

China has been accused of detaining as many as 3 million Uyghurs and other Muslims, most from Xinjiang province, including the highly educated and even members of the Chinese Communist Party, in reeducation camps. China targets the Uyghurs out of insecurity over any separatist movement and ideological competition from religion. “During the past decade, Uyghurs have reported ongoing human rights abuses and the violent suppression of peaceful protests, while Chinese authorities have linked Uyghur militants to several deadly attacks,” reports Morgan Meaker for New Statesman. “While some Uyghurs are still calling for the return of the independent state of East Turkestan, experts say that there is no single agenda uniting the group; some Uyghurs are happy to integrate into China.” China has banned the Uyghur language, discouraged religious and cultural practices, and imposed surveillance in Xinjiang. Details about the camps are limited, and family members fear the worst. – YaleGlobal

China’s Missing Million: New Statesman

Up to 3 million Uyghurs and other Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang re-education camps; family members in other nations question conditions and rationale
Morgan Meaker
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Read the article from New Statesman about detention of Uyghurs in China.

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