NGOs note ‘staggering’ rise in arrests as China cracks down on minorities in Muslim region

The crackdown by Chinese authorities on “separatism” led to an alarming rise in criminal arrests in Xinjiang in 2017, according to NGOs Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) and the Equal Rights Initiative. The NGOs made a joint submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Wednesday. The UN CERD […]