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China Says 13,000 'Terrorists' Arrested in Xinjiang Since 2014

Mar 18 , 2019

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a policy paper defending its controversial de-radicalisation measures for Muslims in the restive far western region. 

China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up facilities that United Nations experts describe as detention centers holding more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims.

Beijing says it needs the measures to stem the threat of Islamist militancy, and calls them vocational training centers. MORE HERE

The text of the China's State Council Information Office white paper titled "The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang" can be found here.

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