Muslims in China – level 2

22-07-2019 07:00

Uighurs are one of Muslim minorities who live in China. In the country’s western region of Xinjiang, China is detaining them and putting them in camps.

China calls these places ‘re-education camps’ but people who saw them call them prisons or concentration camps. There are around 1 million people in them. China says that it is doing this to fight extremism and terrorism.

Twenty-two countries are worried about this situation and they sent an open letter to the United Nations. They want to set the people free and let a UN’s leader visit China. China said that the leader can come.

Difficult words: minority (a group of people who are different from most people in a country), detain (to hold somebody somewhere).

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