Seventeen Australians are believed to have been detained while on trips to China visiting relatives. Photo: Bloomberg

17 Australian residents believed detained in China’s Uygur crackdown

  • Individuals believed to have been detained while on trips to China visiting relatives
  • Advocates for Australia’s 3,000-strong Uygur community call on government in Canberra to secure detainees’ release
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Seventeen Australians are believed to have been detained while on trips to China visiting relatives. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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