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48 more detainees in internment camps in China

Amnesty International released on Wednesday 48 new testimonies from family members of victims held in internment camps in the Xinjiang region of China, where people from ethnic minorities are taken and remain uncontacted.

“Uighurs, Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities have faced mass arrests, torture and systematic state-organized persecution that constitute crimes against humanity. It is evident an increasing number of families separated in a painful and forced way, without being able to contact their loved ones who remain detained and imprisoned”, denounced the non-governmental organization (NGO) in a statement today.

The new testimonies, collected as part of the “Free Xinjiang Detainees” campaign, total 120 cases documented by Amnesty International of citizens “dragged into prison and internment camps”.

“In China, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Uighurs, Kazakhs or other ethnic minorities, predominantly Muslims, are being arrested on “terrorism” or other false charges, for having traveled outside the country, for having paid the education of their children in establishments outside the country or just for their religion or ethnicity”, warned the NGO., denounces Amnesty International

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