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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “China accused of forcing 570,000 Uighurs to pick cotton in Xinjiang” – below is their description.
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority labourers in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region are being forced into picking cotton by hand through a coercive state labour scheme, a report has said. Rights activists have said the northwestern Xinjiang region is home to a vast network of extrajudicial internment camps that have imprisoned at least one million people, which China has defended as vocational training centres to counter extremism.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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