Chinese official criticizes a U.S. bill condemning the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in China
People held in camps in China's Xinjiang region have now 'graduated&qu...
Governor Shohrat Zakir also hit out at Western criticism of the camps and said the United States had launched a smear campaign against Xinjiang.
“At present the trainees who have participated...have all graduated,” Zakir told a news conference in Beijing. “With the help of the government, stable employment has been achieved and their quality of life has been improved.”
He also called a measure passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned China’s treatment of the Uighur minority a severe violation of international law and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.
Claims about the camps are hard to verify as China only allows periodic supervised visits and gives little information on their operations.
Human rights groups and former detainees have said conditions in the camps are poor, with inmates subject to psychological and physical abuse.
She said there had been no terrorist attack in Xinjiang in the past three years due to the success of the camps.
The U.S. Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives last week requires the U.S. president to condemn abuses against Muslims and calls for the closure of the camps in Xinjiang.
Reporting by Cate Cadell; Additional reporting by Huizhong Wu in Beijing; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Angus MacSwanRead more: Reuters Top News
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