China tells Uighur Muslims they are abducting their families so they can cleanse their brains like they have a disease, leaked documents show

China’s Communist Party has a special manual instructing officials on how to deal with Uighur students who get back from university to find that their families have been imprisoned as part of the mass repression of the Uighur people.

It includes help for dealing with questions on how and why their families were taken away, according to leaked internal documents published by The New York Times.

The Uighurs are a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority largely based in Xinjiang, western China. Many Uighurs call the region East Turkestan.

Under President Xi Jinping, China has installed a hi-tech police state in the region and detained at least 1 million Uighurs in prisons and camps.

 

Article URL : https://amp.insider.com/china-uighur-detention-camps-cleanse-religion-leaked-documents-nyt-2019-11

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