Chinese Official Acknowledges Uyghur Deaths From COVID Measures

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A local Chinese government official has acknowledged to Radio Free Asia (RFA) the death of at least 13 Uyghurs from “disinfectant” sprayed on their homes as part of China’s response to COVID-19 in East Turkistan, also known as the “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.” Locals also say that the region is home to hundreds of what they call concentration camps, but the Chinese government calls vocational schools. Salih Hudayar, the prime minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile, believes the deaths are part of a larger campaign by the Chinese government “to deliberately murder Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.”