International outrage has been growing over reports the Chinese government has forced as many as one million people
into “re-education camps,” where former detainees say they were forced to endure intensive “brain washing”
sessions including close study of Communist Party propaganda.
In the most vocal defense yet of the mass internment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur
minority group, Shohrat Zakir, a high-ranking Xinjiang government official, told state media
the Chinese government was fighting “terrorism and extremism” in its own way, and in accordance with United Nations resolutions.