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China must immediately release Uighur Muslims being held in alleged political re-education camps on the “pretext of countering terrorism”, a committee of UN human rights experts have said.

Up to one million Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority, may be held involuntarily in extra-legal detention in China’s far western Xinjiang province, according to estimates cited by the committee.

A former inmate in one of the interment camps said Muslims were forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, acts which are forbidden by their religion. Read More

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