Mike Pompeo urges China to immediately halt detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang

By Agence France-Presse | The Guardian

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has renewed demands for an end to China’s practice of detaining Uighur Muslims in huge camps in Xinjiang, a day after calling the practice “abhorrent”.

Pompeo spoke on Wednesday while meeting a survivor and relatives of the regime, under which at least a million Uighurs are believed to be held.

“We call on the Chinese government to release immediately these individuals’ family members and all others arbitrarily detained in the camps,” the state department said in a statement on Pompeo’s meeting.