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UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

August 10, 2018
UN says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

FILE PHOTO: The UN emblem is seen in the UN General Assembly hall during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 22, 2017. REUTERS

A U.N. human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”.

Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that another 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities are forced into so-called “political camps for indoctrination”.

She was addressing the start of a two-day regular examination of the record of China, including Hong Kong and Macao.

A Chinese delegation of some 50 officials made no immediate comment on her remarks at the Geneva session that continues on Monday.

 
 
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