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Hundreds of Uighur camp in China, discovered

US activists have discovered in China, according to its own figures, hundreds of previously unknown bearing on the imprisonment of members of the Muslim Uighur minority. The Washington-based group, the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) said on Tuesday that more than 450 locations located where China's Uighurs hold fast. The Beijing government rejected the accusations.

The activist group that advocates for the independence of the mostly Muslim Region of Xinjiang in China, said to have the geographic coordinates of around 180 Store located, in which Uighurs to the waiver of their culture would be forced. In addition, you can be pushed to around 200 other suspected prisons, as well as around 70 alleged labour camp.

A large part of the places so far, had been unknown, said the activist Kyle Olbert, which is why the organization assume that the total number of China's jailed Uighurs is much higher than the previously mentioned one Million. The former US secret service employee Andres Corr, which advises the activist group, said around 40 percent of the mentioned locations not previously been formally used as a prison known places.

Monitoring of the minority massif

extended The Chinese foreign Ministry described the accusations as "unfounded". Uighur activists were "for a Long time the activities pursued, the national security of China harm," said a spokesman for the Ministry in Beijing. It was "all clear" that the government had promoted in the past years, the "ethnic unity and social harmony" in the province of Xinjiang.

The more than ten million Uighurs are a turkstämmige Muslim minority and the majority live in the Xinjiang Region in Northwest China. After repeated violent attacks by Uighurs, China has expanded in recent years, with the help of the latest technology, the Monitoring of the minority solid.

tenth of the population in Camps

human rights organisations have denounced the repression of Uighurs. Thus, more than a Million Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities are imprisoned in so called re-education camps, where they are to give up their Religion, culture and language forced. The Chinese leadership denies the charges and speaks of the "training centres", which were used in the fight against Islamist radicalisation.

The United States had set at the beginning of October because of China's handling of the Uighurs 28 Chinese government organizations and companies on a black list. In addition, Washington limited the granting of U.S. visas to employees of the Chinese government and the Communist party. (step/sda)

Created: 14.11.2019, 08:07 PM

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