Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear the Taliban, and now China too

There are about 12 million Uyghurs in China, concentrated in the northwestern Xinjiang province. Since 2017, they and other Muslim minorities have been subjected to a campaign of mass detention, surveillance, forced labor and, by some accounts, sterilized, tortured and raped. China routinely denies all human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and says its camps are professional centers designed to combat extremism.

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