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In China's northwest Xinjiang province, the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority have nowhere to hide.Simply wishing to travel outside China can be cause for arrest, with Beijing detaining family members and using its political clout to force extradition of those abroad.At least 120,000 Uighurs have been imprisoned in so-called "re-education camps" in the last two years, according to the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia. Other reports put that number as high as a million, which a group of U.S. Congress members last month described as the largest current mass incarceration of a minority population anywhere. Outside experts agree China faces a threat.No group has felt this more than China's estimated 11 to 15 million Uighurs.While China's Uighurs have long faced persecution, Beijing's recent escalation has been dramatic.China's Uighurs now have little chance that those outside the country will support them.
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