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Amnesty urges international community to take action on Uighurs

Beijing The human rights organisation Amnesty International on Thursday called on the international community to do more to halt the persecution of the Muslim minority Uighurs in China.
“The Chinese authorities have created a dystopian hellscape on a staggering scale in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,” said Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general, presenting a new report on the situation in the north-western region of Xinjiang.
In the 160-page report, more than 50 former prisoners describe the measures under which since 2017 the religious tradition, cultural practices and local customs of the Muslim minority have been systematically repressed by Chinese authorities. (dpa)

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