Muslim minorities > Uighurs
Crackdown, Internment camps, Forced sterilisation, Torture
Forced sterilisations and life in China's Uighur Muslim internment camps 2020
Forced sterilisations and life in China's Uighur Muslim internment camps Video G 8 September 2020
a former teacher coerced to work in China’s internment camps,
speaks about her forced sterilisation at the age of 50,
under a government campaign to suppress
birth rates of women from Muslim minorities.
Sidik said the crackdown swept up
not just women likely to fall pregnant,
but those well beyond normal childbearing ages.
Messages she got from local authorities said women aged 19 to 59
were expected to have intrauterine devices (IUDs) fitted
or undergo sterilisation.
8 September 2020
Why more than a million Uighurs are being held in camps in China G 24 July 2020
Why more than a million Uighurs are being held in camps in China Video Guardian News 24 July 2020
In Xinjiang province, China,
more than a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities
are being held in "re-education" camps
which the Chinese government claims
are benign vocational centres teaching useful career skills.
But former camp detainees have described them
as de facto prisons implementing mass brainwashing
and obedience to the Communist party.
As more evidence emerges of torture,
forced sterilisation of women
and other methods of population reduction,
should the situation in Xinjiang be termed a genocide?
A Secret Look Inside a Chinese Labor Program for Uighurs NYT 30 December 2019
A Secret Look Inside a Chinese Labor Program for Uighurs | Visual Investigations Video The New York Times 30 December 2019
China is relocating Uighurs
and other Muslim minorities to urban areas
as part of a contentious labor program.
The Times obtained rare footage taken inside one.
China: Why They Must Free Our Parents From Concentration Camps NYT 19 August 2019
China: Why They Must Free Our Parents From Concentration Camps Video NYT Opinion 19 August 2019
In the video Op-Ed above,
three Chinese citizens whose parents disappeared
demand their release from China’s “re-education camps.”
The government is estimated
to have detained over one million people.
to force China’s Uighur ethnic minority
China’s decades-long campaign
against the Uighur minority has surged in recent years
through the construction of hundreds of detention camps.
Even outside of detention centers,
millions of Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang region
live in a virtual prison.
The surveillance state
deploys sophisticated technology,
including facial recognition tracking,
compulsory apps that monitor mobile phones,
and even DNA collection.
China has justified its actions
as a fight against religious extremism
within the predominantly Muslim ethnic minority.
The state has also defended the camps
as “boarding schools” for job retraining.
Yet community leaders,
including secular citizens and academics,
have been targeted for detention.
The international community
has widely condemned China’s actions.
The United States Congress
is considering legislation to do so.
And, in late July,
China claimed to have released most detainees
— yet experts and on-the-ground reporting
suggest that the detention camps persist,
and are even expanding.
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