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China: Uighurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 82658, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the number of detention camps in Xinjiang region, China where Uighurs and other minority communities are allegedly being held.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 September 2020

Open source reports indicate that there may be over 250 detention camps in Xinjiang. We judge that at least one million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have been extra-judicially detained in these camps.

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