Twenty-two countries, including Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as the UK, France, Germany, and Switzerland, have called on China to immediately halt its mass detention of at least 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, located in the country’s western fringe.

The Chinese Communist Party has described as the forced re-education camps as “help centres” that Beijing set up to stamp out extremism and give people new skills.

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