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China Uighurs

Xinjiang 'legalises' Muslim internment camps

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BBC Online :
China's western Xinjiang region has written internment camps for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.
Xinjiang says the camps will tackle extremism through "ideological transformation".
Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith.
In August, China denied allegations that it had locked up a million people.
But officials attending a UN human rights meeting admitted that Uighurs "deceived by religious extremism" were undergoing re-education and resettlement.
Xinjiang has seen cycles of violence and crackdowns for years. China accuses Islamist militants and separatists of orchestrating the trouble.
Xinjiang's new legislation is the first detailed indication of what China is doing in the region.

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