Persecution | At the UN Human Rights Council, demonstrations as China claims Uighurs enjoy ‘colorful and meaningful’ lives in re-education camps
by June Cheng
Posted 11/09/18, 04:49 pm
As Western countries accuse China of indefinitely detaining 1 million Uighurs in its Xinjiang region, China continues to defend its action as a counterterrorism measure that has been misconstrued for “politically driven” reasons.
“This protects the human rights of the vast majority, while also saving these people,” Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said on Tuesday at a review by United Nations Human Rights Council. “It’s another important contribution of China to the global counterterror field.”