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The situation of the Uyghurs in concentration camps has deteriorated further. According to the news from Radio Free Asia, Chinese authorities have started sending some of the Uyghur detainees in the concentration camps in East Turkestan (aka Xinjiang) to prisons across China with a pretext that “all jails are getting crowded in Xinjiang” since last month. It was reported that more than 2000 Uyghurs have recently been transferred to Tailai Jail in Heilongjiang Province, which is one of the most notorious jails in China.
We are gathered here this morning because very grave offenses against the fundamental human rights of hundreds of thousands of peaceful Uyghurs are being committed by the government of China and it is time for our government, our media, our political leaders, and all of us to stand up and call out the Chinese government for this massive violation of international law. There are compelling and credible reports that between 800,000 and a million Uyghurs have been rounded up and detained in so-called “re-education” camps.