China forcibly sterilising Uighurs, says report

China is accused of locking more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in re-education camps. – EPA pic, June 29, 2020.

CHINESE authorities are carrying out the forced sterilisations of women in an apparent campaign to curb the growth of ethnic minority populations in the western Xinjiang region, according to research published today.

The report, based on a combination of official regional data, policy documents and interviews with minority women, has prompted an international group of lawmakers to call for a United Nations investigation into China’s policies in the region.

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