U.N. calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps

A Chinese pagoda towers over the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations’ human rights experts voiced alarm on Thursday over alleged Chinese political re-education camps for Muslim Uighurs and they called for the immediate release of those detained on the “pretext of countering terrorism”. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination cited estimates that up to one million Uighurs may […]

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