Australian Government implored to act on China's alleged mass imprisonment of minority

RN Breakfast
Tuesday 4 December 2018 8:43AM

Earlier this year, the UN revealed it had received reports up to one million Muslims were being held in Chinese internment camps.

Former inmates, most of whom are Uyghurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority — told reporters over the course of an indoctrination process lasting several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, and recite Communist Party propaganda songs for hours each day in the camps in China's far western Xinjiang province.

Meanwhile, Uighurs living in Australia have accused Beijing of using surveillance tactics to silence their community and stop them speaking out about what is happening to their families back in China.

China however denies mass internment and describes the camps as centres for "transformation through education".