In China’s remote northwestern region of Xinjiang, approximately 800,000 to two million people — largely Uighurs as well as ethnic Kazakhs and Uzbeks, nearly all Muslim — have been detained since 2017 in what the Chinese government calls “re-education camps.” Children of those detained in Xinjiang are often forced to stay in state-run orphanages; and there is evidence that detainees are subjected to surveillance, torture, and forced labor, with reports of female detainees being subjected to sexual abuse and sterilization. Documenting the full scope of violations is currently impossible. …

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