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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