A guard tower and barbed wire fence around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China’s Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the region. File photo: AP

Turkey condemns China’s treatment of Uygurs in ‘concentration camps’

  • Nearly one million Uygurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps
  • China says it protects the religion and culture of its ethnic minorities and that security measures in Xinjiang are needed to counter groups that incite violence there
Topic |   Human rights in China

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A guard tower and barbed wire fence around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China’s Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the region. File photo: AP
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People protest at a Uygur rally in front of the US Mission to the United Nations, to encourage the State Department to fight for the freedom of China’s majority-Muslim Uygur population. Photo: AFP

These Uygurs fled to Australia to escape persecution but China’s crackdown followed them

  • Beijing has conducted a sweeping campaign to suppress Uygur identity and restrict the practice of Islam
  • As many as 1 million Uygurs and members of other minority groups are being held without charges in brutal internment camps
Topic |   Xinjiang

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People protest at a Uygur rally in front of the US Mission to the United Nations, to encourage the State Department to fight for the freedom of China’s majority-Muslim Uygur population. Photo: AFP
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