The persecution of the Uyghur people: incarceration and re-education

Lindsey Hilsum
International Editor
4 Oct 2018

According to the UN, there may be as many as a million Chinese Uyghyrs and other ethnic minorities who have been forced into re-education camps over the past two years.

The UN is calling for their immediate release as well as a thorough investigation.

In China’s far western province of Xinjiang, about a thousand camps have been built – according to the Chinese government – to stop terrorism.

Some former detainees have managed to leave China and have reached neighbouring Kazakhstan.