Xinjiang camps: UN ambassadors urge China to end detention of Uygurs in open letter

Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uygurs in Xinjiang, the first such joint move on the issue at the UN Human Rights Council, according to diplomats and a letter seen by Reuters.UN experts and activists say at least 1 million Uygurs and other Muslims are being held in detention camps in the remote western region.China describes them as training centres that are used to help stamp out extremism and give people new skills.The unprecedented letter…


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