China accused of creating a 'dystopian hellscape'

China accused of creating a 'dystopian hellscape'

China is facing revived accusations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang after Amnesty International accused the communist nation of creating a "dystopian hellscape". More than one million Uyghur and Muslim minorities are believed to have been detained in internment camps in the region, set up by Chinese authorities to tackle extremism and re-educate millions in the far-western province. But Beijing's move to detain Uyghurs en masse has been widely condemned by the West, with several nations including the US and UK accusing China of genocide. Several high-profile reports and media investigations have uncovered allegations of forced labour, torture, sexual abuse, forced abortion and sterilisation – all claims Beijing vehemently denies. The secretary general of the human rights organisation Amnesty International, Agnès Callamard, said China had created a "dystopian hellscape on a staggering scale" in Xinjiang. "It should shock the conscience of humanity that massive numbers of people have been subjected to brainwashing, torture and other degrading treatment in internment camps, while millions more live in fear amid a vast surveillance apparatus," she said. Amnesty called on the United Nations to …
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