Amnesty joins criticism of Mujahid following visit to Xinjiang camps

One of the pictures posted by minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa during his visit to a camp set up for Muslim dissidents in Xinjiang. (Facebook pic)

FMT Reporters
June 27, 2019 10:07 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Amnesty International Malaysia has expressed its deep disappointment with the statement made by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa on his delegation’s visit to a “vocational and training institution” for the Uighur community in the Xinjiang province of China.

“Amnesty International has first-hand knowledge that the Chinese authorities have detained Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims – outside any legal process – in ‘political education’ camps for their perceived disloyalty to the government and Chinese Communist Party.

“The authorities label these camps as centres for ‘transformation-through-education’ but most people refer to them simply as ‘re-education camps’.

“In those camps, they are subjected to forced political indoctrination, renunciation of their faith, mistreatment, and, in some cases, torture.

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