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U.N. calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps

“United Nations’ human rights experts voiced alarm on Thursday over alleged Chinese political re-education camps for Muslim Uighurs and they called for the immediate release of those detained on the ‘pretext of countering terrorism’. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination cited estimates that up to one million Uighurs may be held involuntarily in extra-legal detention in China’s far western Xinjiang province. Its findings were issued after a two-day review this month of China’s record, the first since 2009. China’s foreign ministry rejected the allegations at the time, and said anti-China forces were behind the criticism of Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang. It has never officially confirmed the existence of detention centers there.”

Source: U.N. calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps | Reuters

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