Beijing says 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being detained because of a terrorism threat. Photo: AP

United Nations’ counterterrorism chief Vladimir Voronkov in China to visit Xinjiang internment camps

  • Undersecretary general is highest level UN official to visit far western region
  • Voronkov’s visit has been criticised by rights activists, who have described Xinjiang as an open prison
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Beijing says 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being detained because of a terrorism threat. Photo: AP
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A detention facility in Artux in Xinjiang region. Photo: AP

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet welcome to visit Xinjiang, Chinese ambassador says

  • Detention centres where more than a million Muslims are thought to be held have prompted widespread criticism
  • Chinese diplomat defends ‘education training centres’ and insists former Chilean president is welcome to visit western region
Topic |   Human rights in China

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A detention facility in Artux in Xinjiang region. Photo: AP
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