State Department: Assembly Gathering and Police State
state department: Three Uighurs recounted how the Chinese have placed their brethren in re-education camps, forced them to live with minders -- or spies -- in their homes, and surveilled and harassed them both at home and abroad in an attempt to eradicate their way of life and enforce their silence, according to CTV. China's at war with faith, said Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom. The U.S. State Department hosted a panel Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly gathering in New York to highlight the struggle of Uighurs, whose native land in China's far western Xinjiang province they say is a police state. He noted that American concerns extend beyond the predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs to Tibetans, Christians and the banned spiritual movement known as Falun Gong. China vehemently denies this. They're at war with all faiths, Brownback said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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