In China’s Xinjiang province, visitors get an idyllic picture of life for the largely Muslim Uighur community.
But critics accuse China of locking up to a million Uighurs in sprawling detention camps under reportedly harsh and dangerous conditions.
The country says the purpose of the facilities is ‘re-educating’ Uighurs and other members of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Some countries have expressed support for China’s moves.
In a letter to the UN Human Rights Council, at least 37 countries voiced backing for China’s “…counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in Xinjiang, including setting up vocational education and training centers.”
Some of these countries include North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar.