Uighurs are a group of Salim Muslims. They mostly occupy the Xinjiang province which holds over 10 million Uighurs. The leader of the Xinjiang province is a strict and powerful Communist party boss, Chen Quanguo.
Uighurs protested because of their treatment from the Chinese government and on July 5th, 2009 they rioted. The government responded by opening fire on the people.
We want rights!
After the riots, the Chinese government cracked down on all Uighurs by arresting and placing them in concentration-like camps called internment camps.
Rules: Love and thank our leader Chen Quanguo Give up your religion FORGET ABOUT YOUR PAST! THIS IS YOUR FUTURE.
In the camps, Millions of Uighurs were put in “re-education” camps.
“...[C]ombating religious extremism and maintaining social stability...”
When questioned about the camps, China denies their existence saying they are
As of now, the U.N. has criticized China over their treatment to the Uighurs. China continues to deny allegations while nothing has been done to help the people.