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China's Uighur camps - BBC News

China's Uighur camps - BBC News
now documents seen by the BBC appeared to provide a detailed insight into how

China

handled hundreds of Muslims held in a network of internment

camps

the information includes personal details of the Weger community who were placed in detention for reasons such as wearing a veil or applying for a passport or accidentally visiting foreign internet sites critics say that the documents are evidence of a campaign by the Chinese authorities against the winger's whose home is in the far western
china s uighur camps   bbc news
shinjang region but

China

has always denied any form of religious discrimination our diplomatic correspondent James Landale has the story for two years now the BBC's reported on

camps

like these in western

China

were about a million wee girls and other Muslim minorities have been detained without trial

China

says the wiggers health here learned Chinese and Communist Party doctrine as part of an attempt to combat extremism and terrorism but a leaked document seen by the BBC suggests these

camps

are part of a comprehensive crackdown on religious practice across a hundred and thirty seven pages the spread sheet sets out in huge detail why more than 300 Regas from one particular County in Xinjiang province were considered for detention some were detained because they had applied for a passport they had relatives abroad or had unintentionally landed on a foreign website while searching the internet others were detained because they used to grow a long beard or used to wear a veil
china s uighur camps   bbc news
because they had a minor religious infection some were guilty of violations of birth control policies or simply being an untrustworthy person the document was passed through intermediaries to hacia Abdullah Hebb a weaker exile living in Amsterdam who decided to make it public and of course I am worried about the safety of my relatives and friends but if everyone keeps silent because they want to protect themselves and their families that we will never prevent these crimes being committed the
document includes data gathered by Communist Party officials of Weig as private and religious lives what they eat and wear when they pray or go to mosque and details of some 3,000 family friends and neighbors with whom they may be considered guilty by association some of the data the document is hard to verify 100% but experts who have examined it told me they believe it is genuine the entire internment campaign and the reasoning behind it reveals a very detailed and in itself internally
china s uighur camps   bbc news
consistent worldview one which we might like him to the ideology of a medieval witch-hunt which is highly fearful of anything religious last year

China

invited the cameras in claiming these

camps

were merely vocational education centers and today the country's Embassy in London insisted the only people being held were those convicted of unlawful or criminal acts involving terrorism and religious extremism and they denied targeting any specific religion or ethnic group james landau BBC

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