China defends 'intense controls' in Xinjiang amid detention claims

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UN panel says 1m ethnic Uighur Muslims are being held in internment camps in region

Chinese state media have defended the country’s “intense controls” in Xinjiang, a western territory where human rights advocates claim thousands of Muslim minorities are being routinely detained in mass internment camps.

On Friday, a UN human rights panel said it had received credible reports that as many as 1 million ethnic Uighurs were being held in camps, where they can be kept indefinitely, without due process.

Related: ‘We’re a people destroyed’: why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear

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