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China, Nov 25 (Canadian-Media): China's efforts to monitor members of its Uighur population -- a Muslim minority native to China's Xinjiang region -- living around the world have been revealed by the newly released secret documents, media reports said.
These documents, verified by intelligence experts, also reveal China trying to arrest Uighurs - including Canadians - with foreign citizenship upon their return to China.
These highly classified internal government documents, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists from a confidential source within China, reported Beijing (China) had long been monitoring Uighurs with reports of of mounting persecution and detainment, of about one million Uighurs and other minority Muslim groups, in internment camps.
These documents dating from 2017 revealed Chinese officials' actively monitoring about 1,535 Uighurs with foreign nationality had applied for Chinese visas at consulates worldwide.
"[China is] afraid that Uighurs living abroad will tell the facts about what is happening in Xinjiang to the foreign media or foreign peoples,” a Uighur student living in Canada was reported to tell CBC News.
The student, who spoke on condition that his identity remain confidential, said his parents had been threatened by the Chinese government and used them as leverage in order to monitor his activity in Canada. "They control everything in China," he said. "They can find out anything."