The vice governor of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on Tuesday defended the government’s policy of incarcerating Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps, repeating for the United Nations Beijing’s claims that the camps are part of a vocational training program that is saving those influenced by religious extremism, but drawing criticism from rights groups who said the U.N. should not be used as a stage from which to promote state propaganda.
Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) detained ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps on a vast scale last year, while ramping up surveillance tactics to gain information about religion practices, the U.S. State Department said in an annual report released on Friday.
The afternoon of April 6, nearly 1,000 Uyghurs from all over the world gathered in Washington D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, holding up slogans and photos of loved ones held in concentration camps to protest the CCP’s atrocities of interning Xinjiang’s Uyghurs in concentration camps.
With one million minority Uyghur Muslims detained for re-education, what becomes of their children? They are locked in “schools” of Han Chinese propaganda.