Uighurs are forced to swear allegiance to Chinese president Xi Jinping

In China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang resides the majority of the country’s Uighur population.
One of China’s Muslim ethnic minority groups, the Uighurs make up approximately 45% of the population of Xinjiang province.
For months, there have been speculations that the Chinese government has been illegally and inhumanely detaining tens of thousands of Muslim minorities, namely Uighurs, in internment camps and re-education centers where they are forced to swear allegiance to president Xi Jinping, among other methods of forced assimilation.
Earlier this month, the United Nations released a statement that there is, in fact, credible information suggesting a state-sanctioned cultural genocide of the Chinese Uighurs currently occurring.
The order to detain and re-educate these men, women, and children comes as an order from President Xi Jinping as an attempt to combat religious extremism, particularly Jihadism.
Reports indicate that those held in the camps are poorly fed and subjected to torture.
Outside of the camps, the activities of China’s Uighur population continue to be monitored heavily, and their rights continue to be restricted, with entry to public spaces such as trains and Chinese-Han-owned establishments such as many hotels and restaurants, being denied.
Law enforcement officials continuously attempt to intersect communication between Uighur citizens and Muslims abroad, particularly in the Middle East, including family members. 
Source: The OWP

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