Green MEP says Ireland turning blind eye to Chinese Uighur detentions

Ciarán Cuffe has claimed the Irish government is worried raising concerns will scupper economic ties with China

1st November, 2020
Green MEP says Ireland turning blind eye to Chinese Uighur detentions
Dublin MEP Ciarán Cuffe has claimed the Irish government is worried raising concerns will scupper economic ties with China

Economic concerns have contributed to the Irish government’s inadequate response to the alleged persecution of Uighur Muslims in north-western China, a Green Party MEP has claimed.

The Chinese Communist Party operates a vast network of detention camps in Xinjiang province which, according to some estimates, hold more than one million Uighur Muslims and other minorities.

The Chinese government has described them as voluntary anti-extremism schools which also aim to alleviate poverty through education...

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