@tompeter China is trying to move on from a security crackdown in Xinjiang in which more than a million ethnic Uyghurs were detained in re-education centers since 2016, according to U.N. experts and researchers — part of what Beijing has described as an effort to eradicate extremism
(2/5) "People like my father are in prison for years without any reason. Just for who they are, just because they are Uyghurs. Almost every household has at least one or two people who have spent time in the camps..."
China is committing attacks against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang — mainly Uyghurs — that meet criteria of crimes against humanity, reports @AmnestyOnline . ▪️ Detention of over 1 million people ▪️ Torture incl. beatings, electric shocks ▪️ Evidence of slavery, forced sterilization
China's persecution of the Uyghurs is a crime against humanity. It is also the gravest example of a worldwide attack on human rights. Our cover this week
Beyond Myanmar, the European Union imposes sanctions on people responsible for the mass detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang in China, the persecution of LGBTI persons and political opponents in Russia's Chechnya, plus Libya, South Sudan, Eritrea, North Korea.