China forcing birth control on Uighurs to suppress population, report says – BBC News

China is forcing women to be
sterilised or fitted with contraceptive devices in Xinjiang in an apparent attempt to limit the population of Muslim Uighurs, according to
new research.

The report, by China scholar Adrian Zenz, has prompted international calls for the United Nations to investigate.

…It is believed there are about one million Uighur people and other
mostly-Muslim minorities detained in China, in what the state defines as
“re-education” camps.

China previously denied the existence of the camps, before defending them as a necessary measure against
terrorism, following separatist violence in the Xinjiang region.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to “immediately end these horrific practices”.