UN experts and activists say at least 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being held in detention camps in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang camps: UN ambassadors urge China to end detention of Uygurs in open letter

  • Document calls on Beijing to ‘uphold its national laws and international obligations and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms’
  • Letter signed by envoys from 22 countries, including Australia, Britain, France and Germany
Topic |   Xinjiang

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UN experts and activists say at least 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being held in detention camps in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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A watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP

China calls Xinjiang camps training centres, but government’s own documents say otherwise, researcher finds

  • A researcher’s review of government documents finds evidence of coercive internment, police presence and political brainwashing
  • The findings refute China’s claims of ‘vocational education and training centres’ by quoting government reports not intended for international audiences
Topic |   Xinjiang

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A watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo: AFP
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