Uighur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

In recent years, China has waged a brutal crackdown on the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority, which it has described as a war on terror.

Uighur Nursimangul Abdureshid, 34, shows a photograph of her family during an interview with The Associated Press (Emrah Gurel/AP)

By Huizhong Wu and Dake Kang, Associated Press

Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uighur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, analysis of leaked data shows.