UN Says It Has Credible Reports That China Holds Million Uighurs in Secret Camps

Uyghur elders, Sunday market, Kashgar, 2005. Credit: Todenhoff

(From Reuters)

A United Nations 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 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into “political camps for indoctrination” in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.

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