China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs

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Laws revised in Xinjiang region to permit ‘education centres’ for ‘people influenced by extremism’

China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang has retroactively legitimised the use of internment camps where up to one million Muslims are being held.

Amid sustained international criticism, Chinese authorities have revised legislation to allow the regional government to officially permit the use of “education and training centres” to incarcerate “people influenced by extremism”.

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