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Rights groups urge U.N. to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Asia Pacific Feb 4, 2019

Rights groups urge U.N. to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China's northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other Muslim minorities. "The abuse in Xinjiang today is so severe that it cries out for international action," Human Rights Watch ...

Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps

Asia Pacific Nov 27, 2018

Hundreds of scholars condemn China for Xinjiang camps

Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in its western Xinjiang region, hundreds of scholars said on Monday, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of "psychological torture of innocent civilians." Beijing has in recent months faced ...

Asia Pacific Nov 13, 2018

Beijing dismisses 'hearsay' on Muslim internment

China defended its internment of Muslims in the country's northwest as a terrorism prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject "hearsay" and believe its official line. Up to a million Uighurs and other Chinese Turkish-speaking minority groups have been placed in ...