China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

BBC News
Date: 10 August 2018

A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage caption Uighur protesters pictured in 2009 wield the ID cards of detained relatives


Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”.

Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, raised the claims at a two-day UN meeting on China.

She said she was concerned by reports that Beijing had “turned the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internment camp”.

China did not immediately respond.

Its 50-strong delegation said it would address questions on Monday, when the session in Geneva continues.    [FULL  STORY]