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Evidence of forced Uyghur labour found within Xinjiang, other parts of China: British Minister
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Evidence of forced Uyghur labour found within Xinjiang, other parts of China: British Minister

| @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2020, 08:43 pm

London: British foreign office minister Nigel Adams has said there is credible evidence of forced labour among Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. 

“Evidence of forced Uyghur labour within Xinjiang, and in other parts of China, is credible, it is growing and deeply troubling to the UK government,” foreign office minister Nigel Adams told parliament as quoted by Reuters.

Adams was responding to a BBC report which said some global clothing brands indirectly sourced cotton grown in the region, the British news agency reported.

Who are Uyghur Muslims?

Uyghur Muslims are a Turkic minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. It is now widely publicized that their human rights are crushed by China and they were sent to "re-education camps" by the communist regime in Beijing.

The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

An American representative at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said in 2018 that the committee had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uyghurs in China have been held in "re-education camps" by the Chinese authorities.

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