China's Repression Of Uyghurs Is 'Crime Against Humanity', Amnesty Says

China's Repression Of Uyghurs Is 'Crime Against Humanity', Amnesty Says

The repression of hundreds of thousands of China's Uyghur Muslim minority amounts to "crimes against humanity," a report published by human rights group Amnesty International said.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • All of the more than 50 former detainees that Amnesty interviewed said they had been detained for conduct such as possessing a religious-themed picture or communicating with someone abroad.
  • Many detainees described first being taken for questioning in police stations where they were attached to steel chairs with leg irons and handcuffs.
  • They said beatings, sleep deprivation, and overcrowding were common, and in "extraordinarily regimented" internment camps, they had no privacy or autonomy and risked harsh punishments.
  • The US government accuses China of waging "genocide" in Xinjiang. Britain has declined to use that designation but joined the United States and Germany last month in calling on Beijing to end repression of the Uyghur minority.

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