Growing calls for closure of China’s ‘de-radicalising’ MUSLIM CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Lester Mason
February 11, 2019

Chinese authorities released a video on Sunday "confirming" Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit is still alive-something on which worldwide experts still maintain uncertainty.

Turkey on Saturday condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as "a great embarrassment for humanity", adding to rights groups' recent criticism of mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority.

Turkey slammed China for its "systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks", labelling it a "great embarrassment for humanity" while urging Beijing to shut down the "concentration camps".

Beijing has intensified a security clampdown on Uighurs in the north-western region of Xinjiang that was put in place after a bloody 2009 riot.

Roth went on to say that the "next step should be the UN Human Rights Council launching an investigation of China's outrages against Uighur and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region". "How could they say he was dead?"

"Uighurs who are not detained in these camps are under heavy pressure".

"It is no longer a secret that more than 1 million Uighur Turks incurring arbitrary arrests are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons", Aksoy said.

The detention and "re-education" of as many as 1 million Uighurs in far west China has been condemned by human rights groups and prompted calls for sanctions from United States lawmakers, who reject China's assertion that the camps are voluntary education centers that help purge "ideological diseases". Aksoy said Turkey had also learned of Heyit's death in prison after being sentenced to eight years over one of his songs.

"This tragedy has further reinforced the reaction of the Turkish public opinion toward serious human rights violations committed in the Xinjiang region", Mr Aksoy said.

Turkey called on the global community and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "to take effective steps to end the human tragedy in the Xinjiang region".

"A major outcry among the Muslim world was a key missing piece in the global Xinjiang row", he said.

Released detainees said they have received indoctrination in Communist Party slogans, little food, beatings and were forced to work.

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