China: Uighurs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed the detention of Uighur Muslims in camps in Xinjiang with the Ambassador of China to the UK; and what response they received to any such discussions.

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The Minister for Asia raised the Government's serious concerns about the detention of Uyghurs in so-called "re-education camps" with the Chinese Ambassador to the UK during their most recent meeting on 5 March. Officials also regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Chinese Embassy. We will continue to raise this issue with the Chinese authorities, both bilaterally with China and at the UN alongside our international partners.

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