West Calls on China to Close Uighur Detention Camps

Uyghur elders, sunday market, Kashgar.

(From Reuters)

Western countries including Canada, France and Germany called on China on Tuesday to close down detention camps, which activists say hold 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims.

At a debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva — which reports on human rights in each U.N. member state every five years and is reviewing China’s record this week — Beijing said it protected the freedoms of ethnic minorities.

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