More than 100 MPs and peers have signed a letter demanding an end to the Chinese government’s oppression of the Uighur people in Xinjiang.
The open letter, organised by Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh, describe the campaign of persecution against the mostly-Muslim Uighur people as “a systematic and calculated programme of ethnic cleansing”.
About 1 million Uighurs are thought to have been detained in what the Chinese government calls re-education camps – many who have escaped abroad have spoken of psychological abuse and inhumane treatment.
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