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US concerned about Chinese ‘crackdown’ on Muslim

13 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Washington: The United States has expressed concern over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslim groups in the far western province of Xinjiang, amid allegations of widespread human rights abuses, reports CNN.

Rights groups have accused Beijing of the systematic mass detention of tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in political re-education camps without being charged or tried.

The allegations have prompted a growing international outcry and calls for sanctions to be imposed on senior Chinese officials.

On Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the US government was “deeply troubled” by the crackdown, saying there were “credible reports” of thousands being detained in detention centers since April 2017.