Dhaka witnesses protests against China’s treatment of Uyghurs

The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps.Human rights organisations, UN officials, and foreign governments are urging China to stop the crackdown. However, Chinese officials maintain that what...

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New Delhi: A massive protest was held outside Dhaka Press Club on Friday against the Chinese brutality and suppression against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

A forum of Bangladesh Freedom Fighters organised the protest in memory of August 28 Uyghur Repression Day claiming that Muslim community in many countries are upset with the inhuman treatment of Uyghur Muslims by the Communist Party of China.

The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps.Human rights organisations, UN officials, and foreign governments are urging China to stop the crackdown. However, Chinese officials maintain that what they call vocational training centres do not infringe on Uyghurs' human rights.


They have refused to share information about the detention centres and prevented journalists and foreign investigators from examining them.

However, internal Chinese government documents leaked in late 2019 have provided important details on how officials launched and maintained the detention camps.

Human rights activists allege that most people in the camps have never been charged with crimes and have no legal avenues to challenge their detentions.
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The detainees seem to have been targeted for a variety of reasons, according to media reports, including travelling to or contacting people from any of the twenty-six countries China considers sensitive, such as Turkey and Afghanistan; attending services at mosques; having more than three children, and sending texts containing Quranic verses.

Often, their only crime is being Muslim, human rights groups say, adding that many Uyghurs have been labeled as extremists simply for practising their religion.

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