China claims Muslim detention camps are education centres

The Guardian, 14 September 2018

By Lily Kuo – Chinese officials have pushed back against growing criticism of the detention of Muslim minorities in internment camps, claiming authorities are merely providing professional training and education.

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Interview: ‘The U.S. is Taking The Issue of The Concentration Camps Quite Seriously’

Radio Free Asia, 11 September 2018

By Alim Seytoff – Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Omer Kanat, chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, paid a brief visit to Washington on Monday, amid growing U.S. government concern for the Chinese government’s treatment of the roughly 11 million Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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China reportedly detained a man for terrorist charges after he set his watch 2 hours behind Beijing time

Business Insider UK, 10 September 2018

By Alexandra Ma – China detained a man of the Uighur ethnic minority because he set his watch to a different time from Beijing, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report.

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Rights group accuses China of ‘systematic campaign of human rights violations’ against Muslims

CNN, 10 September 2018

By James Griffiths – The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang, a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report claims.

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U.S. Weighs Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Muslim Detention Camps

New York Times, 10 September 2018

By Edward Wong — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies to punish Beijing’s detention of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other minority Muslims in large internment camps, according to current and former American officials.

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“Eradicating Ideological Viruses” China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

Human Rights Watch, 9 September 2018

By Maya Wang – The Chinese government has long carried out repressive policies against the Turkic Muslim peoples in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China.

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China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.’

New York Times, 8 September 2018

By Chris Buckley – On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome.

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Chinese Authorities Continue to Destroy Mosques in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 7 September 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Uyghurs in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region say that authorities are continuing a campaign to destroy mosques as part of a wider crackdown on their religion, contradicting a recent comment by a Chinese diplomat that the region has more mosques per capita than other countries.

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