TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Hundreds of people in Turkish city of Istanbul took part in the ‘Silent Scream’ rally following the Friday prayers to support the Uighur Muslim minority in China.

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Symbolizing the ethnic minority’s fight for independence, the protesters waved the East Turkestan flag and called on Beijing to stop the human rights violations in the Xinjiang autonomous region.

The protest rally was managed after the German football star of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil slammed the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighurs and lamented the lack of support from the Muslim community.

Over a million Uighur Muslims are contained in harsh conditions of the so-called ‘re-education camps’, according to the UN and Human rights organizations.