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European Headquarters: Indoctrination Camps and Muslim Minorities

european headquarters: Uyghurs people demonstrate against China during the Universal Periodic Review of China by the Human Rights Council, walking to the place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, according to Toronto Star. Salvatore di Nolfi / The Associated Press Former detainees of such centres, on the other hand, have described the facilities as political indoctrination camps where ethnic Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities are forced to renounce their faith and swear loyalty to the ruling Communist Party. At a regular UN review of the country's human rights record, China characterized the far west region of Xinjiang as a former hotbed of extremism that has been stabilized through training centres which help people gain employable skills. The UN has previously said there are credible reports that as many as 1 million people are being held in this form of extrajudicial detention. Article Continued Below U.S. charge d'affaires Mark Cassayre urged China to immediately release the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of individuals arbitrarily detained in the region. At Tuesday's review part of the Human Rights Council's periodic review process for every member state the U.S., Canada, Japan and several other countries called on Beijing to address growing concerns over its treatment of Xinjiang Muslims. ( As reported in the news.