China refutes chilling tales from “detention camps”

Sep 14, 2018, 7:46 AM EDT
(Source: Niklaus Berger/flickr)
(Source: Niklaus Berger/flickr)

Chinese officials stick to a brazen denial of the allegations of mass incarcerations and persecution of Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, reportedly detained in “internment camps” in Xinjiang in China’s northwest.

Amid outrage over the alleged detention of more than 1.1 million people in the so-called re-education camps, Chinese officials claim that these facilities are used to provide professional training, which they claim, is the necessary way to counter Islamic or religious extremism, notes The Guardian.

The defense of the “re-education camps” by Chinese officials rings hollow, for these facilities are heavily guarded and surrounded by barbed wires, notes The ex-detainees narrate chilling details of captivity at these centers, recollecting being shackled, denied food and force-fed political doctrines.