January 19, 2021

Virus adds to fears for targets of Muslim crackdown in China

The spread of a new virus in China has deepened fears about the targets of a mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, human rights advocates said Wednesday. The Uighur Human Rights Project released video and social media posts from China suggesting that many people are quarantined in their homes and unable to get food, creating a potential hunger crisis in a region under a government crackdown since April 2017. Members of the group also expressed alarm about the potential spread of the new corona virus among the mass detention camps where the State Department says more than a million Uighurs and other ethnic Muslims are held without charge.

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