For decades, Uighur separatists, under prosecution currently by the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang, have had their foreign operational base in the Federal Republic of Germany. Exiled Uighurs in Munich had propagated the secession of western China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region – „East Turkestan“ – already in the 1970s over the US propaganda broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
The German government is participating in the West’s campaign against China’s anti-terrorist measures in its Xinjiang autonomous region. The Chinese authorities are taking massive repressive measures against Uighur terrorists and their milieu. They are being held in camps, which Beijing says are „educational centers.“ Western governments are calling them „re-education camps.“