China’s foreign Minister Wang Yi has camps of criticism of the “re-education” for Uighurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang rejected. “These are internal Affairs of China,” said Wang Yi, after talks with foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) in Beijing. China in its westernmost province of the “prevention of terrorism”, the bearings are a “preventive measure”. The Uighurs are a Muslim Turkic people native to the former Eastern Turkestan.

Maas had requested in his talks with the Chinese leadership, more transparency in the conflict to the human rights of the Uighurs. At the start of his two-day official visit in Beijing, said the SPD-politician: “With ‘re-education’ are not able to accept the bearings.” According to officially not confirmed Reports of up to a Million Uighurs should sit in the Camps.

The Chinese Embassy in Germany had the German Bundestag and the Federal government shortly before the visit of the Maas, a “blatant interference in the internal Affairs and a gross violation of the sovereignty of China,” accused. Trigger a debate in the Deputy of violations of the human rights of the Uighurs had denounced.

The people’s Congress of the Region in North-West China it had allowed local Authorities by law, as extremist persons without a court looked at the procedures in training to educate centers “and to transform”.

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