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Let's go overseas now where China faces new criticism for the treatment of its people. The country already faced worldwide questions for the arrest. Torture and political brainwashing of members of its weaker minority. Most weekends are traditionally Muslim and a majority Muslim nation has risen to their defense NPR's. Peter Kenyon reports from Turkey Turkey's foreign ministry issued a statement condemning what it called the violation of fundamental human rights. The statement says quote, the reintroduction of internment camps in the twenty first century and the policy of systematic assimilation is a great shame for humanity. Turkey singled out, a Wieder poet and musician Abderrahim he who had reportedly passed away in prison that assertion drew a quick response from China. Beijing released a video showing a man who identified himself as hate. So. In the video. He gives the date February tenth and declares that while he's under investigation by Chinese authorities. He hasn't been abused. A social media campaign using the hashtag metoo Wieger sprang up after the release of that video with Wieger activists demanding videos of their own missing relatives. The we are one of the oldest Turkic speaking ethnic groups from central Asia. Many are now living in Jin Jiang called the weaker autonomous region of China, though, we complain that an influx of Han. Chinese to the area is an effort to make a minority there for its part. China accuses Wieger activists of pursuing a violent campaign for atonomy Turkey's. Foreign ministry is calling on Beijing to close the internment camps and respect the fundamental human rights of the workers, the head of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth praised Turkey for its criticism of Beijing called on other countries to do likewise. Peter kenyon. NPR news Istanbul..

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