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posted by mrpg on Thursday December 14 2017, @02:15AM   Printer-friendly
from the as-long-as-they-dont-touch-livers dept.

Human Rights Watch has issued a report about DNA collection in Xinjiang province in China:

Chinese police have started gathering blood types, DNA samples, fingerprints and iris scans from millions of people in its Muslim-majority Xinjiang province to build a massive citizen database, according to report by activist group Human Rights Watch.

The report, published Wednesday, said officials are collecting the data from citizens between the ages of 12 and 65 years old using a variety of methods. Authorities are gathering DNA and blood types through free medical checkups, and HRW said it was unclear if patients were aware that their biometric data was being collected for the police during these physical exams.

According to the report, citizens authorities have flagged as a potential threat to the regime, and their families—named "focus personnel"—are forced to hand over their DNA regardless of age.

So far, 18.8 million citizens have participated in the medical checkups, called "Physicals for All" by the government, according to an article by a state news agency Xinhua on November 1.

Previously: Massive DNA Collection Campaign in Xinjiang, China


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by MostCynical on Thursday December 14 2017, @05:23AM (4 children)

    by MostCynical (2589) on Thursday December 14 2017, @05:23AM (#609598) Journal

    why pick on just one magic sky fairy?
    aren't they all as bad as each other (over, say, the last 1500 years)?

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @09:59AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @09:59AM (#609635)

    The Crusades only happened because muslims were being abusive to christians. Lots of christian violence is a reaction to muslim violence.

    Christians do not have a requirement to continuously invade other lands and do violence to non-belivers. Muslims do have such a requirement.

    Muhammed is considered the perfect man. He had slaves, he married a 6-year-old and placed his penis between her thighs, he had sex with that girl at age 9, he was a common highway bandit, he murdered... these are not the traits of Jesus.

    Your time frame is also silly. Recent decades are far more relevant.

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 14 2017, @05:18PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday December 14 2017, @05:18PM (#609765) Journal

      "They started it?"

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by unauthorized on Thursday December 14 2017, @10:35AM (1 child)

    by unauthorized (3776) on Thursday December 14 2017, @10:35AM (#609644)

    No. The Aztec sky fairies demand that I invade your home, drag out your children, bring them to an altar and slit their throats to appease them so that they won't destroy the world. This is objectively worse even than Islam whose sky fairy merely demands that I enslave non-believers.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @04:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @04:57PM (#609757)

      Enslave or kill...