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Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files

Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region

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Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region

Highlights

  • Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape have been published.
  • Chinese authorities are accused of detaining more than 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
  • Michelle Bachelet is expected to visit the Xinjiang cities of Ürümümqi and Kashgar on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a six-day trip to the region.
  • Chinese officials and diplomats call such allegations “lies of the century” and insist that Beijing’s policy is concerned with counter-terrorism, de-radicalisation and vocational training.
  • UK foreign secretary Liz Truss said the leaked files contained ‘shocking details of China’