How China hides its Uighur detention centers

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.

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