We can’t ignore this brutal cleansing in China

Washington Post, 14 August 2018

By Washington Post Editorial Board – FOR THE past 18 months, China has conducted a massive campaign against Muslim- minority communities in its vast western Xinjiang region, including confining up to 1 million people in concentration camps. It has managed to do this in virtual secrecy, with little attention, few complaints and less pressure from the outside world. The past several days have seen some hopeful signs that this impunity finally may be challenged — as it must be.

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One Million Muslim Uighurs Have Been Detained by China, the U.N. Says. Where’s the Global Outrage?

The Intercept, 13 August 2018

By Mehdi Hasan – It was on September 16, 2001, five days after the 9/11 attacks, that President George W. Bush declared his now-infamous “war on terrorism.” Other governments around the world followed suit — but few matched the speed, intensity, and sheer cynicism with which the autocrats in Beijing aligned themselves with the Bush administration.

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Chinese Police Are Spying on Uighurs—on American Soil

Daily Beast, 14 August 2018

By Bethany Allen-Fbrahimian – A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million or more ethnic minorities in secretive detention camps.

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China denies detaining a million Uighurs but admits some re-education

Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 2018

By Stephanie Nebehey – China has rejected allegations raised by a United Nations panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists.

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China Denies It’s Detaining Up to One Million Muslims in Camps

Wall Street Journal, 13 August 2018

By Eva Dou and Josh Chin – China disputed allegations that it is holding as many as one million Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps, instead calling the camps vocational schools in rare comments before a United Nations panel in Geneva.

A senior Chinese official told the U.N. panel Monday that such camps, referred to in Chinese government documents as “re-education centers,” were for “criminals involved only in minor offenses” to help them learn vocational skills and to reintegrate them into society.

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China flat out denies the mass incarceration of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs as testimonies trickle out

Quartz, 13 August 2018

By Isabella Steger – For months, foreign media have relentlessly reported on the mass incarceration and cultural suppression of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority in the far western Xinjiang region—allegations that Beijing just vehemently denied in a global forum for the first time.

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China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps ‘completely untrue’

CNN, 13 August 2018

By James Griffiths and Ben Westcott – China has vociferously defended its human rights record at the United Nations, after accusations were made that more than a million Uyghur Muslims have been imprisoned in political reeducation camps.

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‘No Such Thing’: China Denies U.N. Reports of Uighur Detention Camps

New York Times, 13 August 2018

By Nick Cumming-Bruce – China issued a blanket denial on Monday of accusations from United Nations experts that it had detained more than a million ethnic Uighur Muslims in re-education camps in the western region of Xinjiang.

Beijing has progressively tightened security in Xinjiang since an eruption of violence there in 2009, but the crackdown has escalated since 2016, when a new Communist Party secretary for the region began widely expanding security services and surveillance.

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