China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population: AP

A new investigation says that China is carrying out a campaign to forcibly lower birth rates among ethnic Uighurs.
The Associated Press investigation found hundreds of thousands of women have had to undergo pregnancy checks, forced birth control implants, or abortions.
The Chinese government has denied the allegations.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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