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10/3: Canada Covered

Aug 15, 2019

China is currently facing scrutiny for its actions against protesters in Hong Kong, but that isn’t the only human rights crackdown raising concern.

In the northwest province of Xijiang, millions of people from a Muslim minority group known as Uyghurs have been detained in what the government calls re-education camps and some commentators call concentration camps.

Uyghur students in Canada are fearful about the fate of their families back home, and what could happen to them when they eventually have to return to their country.

We look at the treatment of Uyghurs in Xijiang province, how it is affecting students here and why they are speaking out.

Dave is joined by Ottawa Citizen reporter Jacob Hoytema.

Background reading: Uyghur students in Canada fear for their families in China — and their futures