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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:55 PM

U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

Source: Reuters




August 10, 2018 / 10:14 AM / Updated an hour ago

Stephanie Nebehay



GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.”


Gay McDougall, a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into “political camps for indoctrination” in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.

“We are deeply concerned at the many numerous and credible reports that we have received that in the name of combating religious extremism and maintaining social stability (China) has changed the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internship camp that is shrouded in secrecy, a sort of ‘no rights zone’,” she told the start of a two-day regular review of China’s record, including Hong Kong and Macao.

China has said that Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up tensions between the mostly Muslim Uighur minority who call the region home and the ethnic Han Chinese majority.
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Reply U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps (Original post)
riversedge Aug 10 OP
Blue_Tires Aug 10 #1
nycbos Aug 10 #2
joshcryer Aug 10 #5
Uncle Joe Aug 10 #3
Stuart G Aug 10 #4
Behind the Aegis Aug 11 #6
christx30 Aug 12 #12
oberliner Aug 11 #7
WhiteTara Aug 12 #11
appalachiablue Aug 12 #13
WhiteTara Aug 12 #14
appalachiablue Aug 12 #15
WhiteTara Aug 12 #16
appalachiablue Aug 12 #17
WhiteTara Aug 12 #18
Supernova9 Aug 17 #20
Solly Mack Aug 11 #8
soryang Aug 11 #9
appalachiablue Aug 11 #10
cbdo2007 Aug 13 #19

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:06 PM

1. Greenwald, Snowden and Scahill were unavailable for comment

Not too long ago they used to be really big on human rights issues... What happened??

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:55 PM

2. Obama is not the president anymore?

I appreciate the comment. Didn't think Mets fans had that kind of wit.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:00 PM

5. Absolutely.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:06 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread riversedge.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:16 PM

4. k and r...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:57 PM

6. Should be interesting to see what, if anything, is done...

...or said past this initial report.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 01:30 AM

12. I mean, really, what can be done?

The UN has no legal authority. They can bring something up as much as they want, but they'd have to get the western world to adopt sanctions or go to war against China. And no one in the west is going to war to protect Muslims. Hell, we can't even get China out of Tibet. Or mind their own business when it comes o Taiwan.
If Trump cares very little about the UN or human rights, China cares even less.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 01:21 PM

7. China has never been held accountable for its longstanding persecution of Uighurs

What can be done?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 12:53 AM

11. nor of the Tibetans.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:05 PM

13. 2 days ago, article on Emoluments & the Presidency with your ancestor

Gouverneur Morris' major role in designing the function of the American chief executive..

"During the Constitutional Convention, Gouverneur Morris (who is regarded as the chief architect of the presidency) argued that receiving such emoluments would justify impeachment of the president: Because the president would not have a lifetime office or income, Morris said, “he may be bribed by a greater interest to betray his trust; and no one would say that we ought to expose ourselves to the danger of seeing the first Magistrate in foreign pay, without being able to guard against it by displacing him.”

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/08/10/confused-emoluments-founding-fathers-would-have-impeached-trump-new-york-minute

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:21 PM

14. Uncle Gouvie was very politically astute.

Wouldn't this be great to use this as an argument to rid us of that vermin. The founding fathers (all in their 20s/30s) foresaw this possibility and didn't want someone like trump. Their reasoning for the electoral college was to make sure people like trumpettes don't destroy the republic, but it is an impediment to real democracy, imho

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:57 PM

15. Absolutely, they were some brilliant founders who could

could foresee issues and intrigue that wreaked havoc on European governments. The Founders had reason to be very wary, TJ always thought the Brits would try to come back to retake the Colonies. In 1812 his fears were realized.
We definitely don't seem to be producing Americans like these individuals anymore, so disappointing. Agree that the Elec. College is an albatross to US democracy now. ~ Early in this administration, there was much talk about the Emoluments Clause, but of course it hasn't moved forward. >I was thinking about posting this article in 'Editorials,' unless you'd like to, that would be cool.
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*From the article: Trump is sued: Trump has been hit with lawsuits alleging that he is violating those two constitutional provisions. One of the lawsuits is moving forward, bad news for this utterly corrupt administration.
The facts of the case are clear: Foreign and state officials do patronize his businesses with the express purpose of currying his favor (also known as “stay to play”). Trump is soliciting business from foreign officials and U.S. politicians. The emoluments he receives from them is significant and important to his business.

Congress has not been asked for its consent, nor has it been granted. State government officials have also patronized his hotel. The federal government has also granted Trump an “advantage” by approving the continuation of the lease for his hotel at the Old Post Office despite the clear wording in the lease that “no elected official” shall benefit from it.
The only real point of dispute between Trump’s defenders and his critics is over the meaning of the word “emolument.” Trump’s lawyers say “emolument” means only the money that is earned for holding an office (and not for renting a room or granting a lease). His critics say “emolument” means any profit, advantage, gain or benefit.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:37 PM

16. you found it, you post it.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:56 PM

17. Alrighty, tonite or manana maybe.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:08 PM

18. ...


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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 01:35 PM

20. I might call the President.

Maybe you should call him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 03:02 PM

8. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 09:38 PM

9. And Untold trillions in Oil and Gas


https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/world/asia/china-invests-in-xinjiang-region-rich-in-oil-coal-and-also-strife.html

The foundation of Xinjiang’s energy economy is oil. Xinjiang has an estimated 21 billion tons of oil reserves, a fifth of China’s total, and major new deposits are still being found. This month, a state-owned oil company announced its greatest discovery of the year here, a deposit estimated to have more than one billion tons of oil on the northwestern edge of the Dzungarian Basin, not far from Karamay’s fields. Xinjiang is expected to produce 35 million tons of crude oil by 2020, a 23 percent increase over 2012, according to the Ministry of Land Resources.

Xinjiang also has the country’s largest coal reserves, an estimated 40 percent of the national total, and the largest natural gas reserves...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 11:59 PM

10. Holding a million people in their province which is the size of Alaska

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and turned into a secretive, 're-education' internment camp is one major feat.

U.N. Committee Accuses China of Imprisoning 1M Uighurs in Internment Camps, US News & World Report, Aug 11, 2018.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/un-committee-accuses-china-of-imprisoning-1m-uighurs-in-internment-camps/ar-BBLLBt5

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 01:41 PM

19. Probably in a place like this...

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.279275,79.8532955,2632m/data=!3m1!1e3

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