BEIJING | Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of their relatives who have disappeared into a vast system of internment camps.

The social media campaign follows the release of a state media video showing famed Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who many believed had died in custody.

China has come under increasing scrutiny for the camps holding an estimated 1 million minority Muslims in its far west Xinjiang region.

Beijing says these facilities are vocational training centers where Uighurs, Kazakhs and others receive free skills education.

In a rare show of public criticism from a majority Muslim nation, Turkey on Saturday called China’s treatment of Uighurs “a great cause of shame for humanity.” Its foreign ministry condemned the camps, citing Heyit’s reported death.

By Associated Press