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Uyghurs and Xinjiang internment camps

Several short updates on the alarming situation in Xinjiang:

“A Uyghur family of four have been denied asylum to Sweden, and is now about to be deported to Xinjiang,” reports Jojje Olsson. He says the deportation order “is due to a lack of knowledge about the situation in China among the staff behind the decision,” and is urging Swedes and others to make the Swedish government aware of the situation the family may face if forced to return to Xinjiang.Adrian Zenz is the scholar whose groundbreaking academic journal paper on Xinjiang's re-education campaign perhaps did the most to make the world aware of the scale and severity of the abuses. The long version of the paper is now accessible online with a free Academia account: “Thoroughly reforming them towards a healthy heart attitude" — China's political re-education campaign in Xinjiang.Zenz’s estimates on the overall size of the internment campaign — "While there is no certainty, it is reasonable to speculate that the total number of detainees might range anywhere between several hundred thousand and just over one million" — are on pages 27 through 29. His numbers seem unchanged after peer review.Four Uyghur staffers at the Xinjiang Daily — the Party newspaper of the region — including the deputy editor-in-chief, have been detained and accused of being “two-faced” officials, according to Radio Free Asia.


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