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Re-education Camps Legalized in China for Countering Religious Extremism

  • Xinjiang region of China now seems to have legalized re-education camps. These camps are for those who have been accused of practicing extremism in the religion. Just a month back, the Asian country even denied their existence. The Chinese government has been long accused of detaining thousands of Muslim minority group called Uyghurs in such centers and enforcing loyalty for the country and patriotism on them. According to an August 29 report, the concerns were expressed by a UN committee about Muslims being held without any charge for countering religious extremism and terrorism. Last week a similar notion was echoed by the US Vice President Mike Pence in his speech at the Hudson Institute.