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U.N. says it has credible reports China is holding 1 million Uighurs in secret camps japantimes.co.jp

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A United Nations human rights panel said Friday it has received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being held in what resembles a "Massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."

Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities have been forced into "Political camps for indoctrination" in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.

Fatima-Binta Dah, a panel member, referred to "Arbitrary and mass detention of almost 1 million Uighurs" and asked the Chinese delegation, "What is the level of religious freedom available now to Uighurs in China, what legal protection exists for them to practice their religion?".

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