U.N. says it has credible reports China is holding 1 million Uighurs in secret camps
2018-08-19, 10:59 AM,
A United Nations human rights panel said Friday it has received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being 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 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities have been forced into “political camps for indoctrination” in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.

“We are deeply concerned at the many numerous and credible reports that we have received that in the name of combating religious extremism and maintaining social stability (China) has changed the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internship camp that is shrouded in secrecy, a sort of ‘no rights zone,’ ” she told the start of a two-day regular review of China’s record, including Hong Kong and Macau.

China has said Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority who call the region home and the ethnic Han Chinese majority.

A Chinese delegation of some 50 officials made no comment on her remarks at the Geneva session, which is to continue Monday.

The U.S. mission to the United Nations said on Twitter that it was “deeply troubled by reports of an ongoing crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in China.”

“We call on China to end their counterproductive policies and free all of those who have been arbitrarily detained,” the U.S. mission said.

The allegations came from multiple sources, including activist group Chinese Human Rights Defenders, which said in a report last month that 21 percent of all arrests recorded in China in 2017 were in Xinjiang.

Earlier, Yu Jianhua, China’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, said it is working toward equality and solidarity among all ethnic groups.

But McDougall said that members of the Uighur community and other Muslims are being treated as “enemies of the state” solely on the basis of their ethno-religious identity.

More than 100 Uighur students who returned to China from countries including Egypt and Turkey have been detained, with some dying in custody, she said.

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2018-08-19, 11:01 AM,
I agree with the statistacs
2018-08-19, 11:03 AM,
We need to invade China now!
2018-08-19, 11:04 AM,
This news is not really that much of a secret.
2018-08-19, 11:12 AM,
Communism is still the same as it has been for a hundred years
2018-08-19, 03:29 PM,
I can't wait for the US to totally ignore or dismiss this.
2018-08-19, 04:12 PM,
This is what sociolism / Communism gets you.

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