“Re-education camps” in China

irst China denied it was putting people in its far-western Xinjiang region in “re-education camps.” Now the government has legalized them. A local law was revised this week to allow for the camps, where people accused of religious extremism are held. Most of the people sent there are Uyghurs — a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority native to Xinjiang. Human rights groups say China has put hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in these camps as part of an effort to enforce patriotism and loyalty to Beijing. Survivors of the camps say they’re an attempt to “strangle Uyghur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith.”
Source: CNN News

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