A Ray of Hope for the Uighurs of China

West calls on China to close Uighur detention camps

Source: Reuters

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) – Western countries including France, Germany and the United States called on China on Tuesday to close down detention camps that activists say hold one million Uighurs and other Muslims.

But China rejected Western criticism of suspected mass detention and heavy surveillance of Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang, dismissing the allegations as “seriously far away from facts”.

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