19 May '17, 2pm

China 'prepares DNA testing' of Muslims in Xinjiang

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/5/18/china-prepares-dna-testing-of-muslims-in-xinjiang China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said on Tuesday. Police in western Xinjiang region - where around half of China's 23 million Muslims live - confirmed to The Associated Press that they are in the process of purchasing at least 8.7 million US dollars in equipment to analyse DNA samples. Observers from Human Rights Watch said they've seen evidence of almost 3 million US dollars in additional purchases related to DNA testing. The move comes after Chinese authorities last year reportedly required Xinjiang residents to submit DNA samples, fingerprints and voice records to obtain passports or travel abroa...

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