Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ‘political indoctrination’: Human Rights Watch

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and “forced political indoctrination” in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

The United Nations human rights panel said in August that China is believed to be holding up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs in a secretive system of “internment camps” in Xinjiang, in China’s far west, where they undergo political education.

Beijing has denied that such camps are for “political education” and says they are instead vocational training centers, part of government initiatives to bolster economic growth and social mobility in the region.

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  1. China is promoting the Muslims quest for independence. If Muslims had equal rights in China there would be no need for independence.

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