China Legalizes ‘Transformation’ Internment Camps for Muslim Uighurs reports: “The government of China passed a regional law Tuesday formally allowing officials in the Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang to established internment camps for ethnic Uighurs considered insufficiently loyal to the Communist Party.

The camps have existed for at least one year. Human rights groups and the State Department have estimated that police have arbitrarily detained one million Uighur Muslims in these camps, where they are forced to renounce their religion, learn Mandarin, and memorize communist propaganda songs. Survivors of the camps say they endured physical and psychological torture.

When confronted about the camps, Chinese officials described the camps as ‘vocational centers’ where individuals with minor criminal backgrounds could learn skills to make them more marketable as employees…”

View Original Article