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US seizes items thought to be made from hair of Muslims in Chinese labor camps

Border officials say shipment contained 13 tons of weaves and other hair products worth $800,000

US federal authorities have seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to have been taken from Muslims in labor camps in China’s western Xinjiang province.

  • Associated Press in New York
  • The Guardian

Customs and Border Protection officials said that 13 tons (11.8 metric tonnes) of weaves and other hair products worth an estimated $800,000 were in the shipment.

“The production of these goods constitutes a very serious human rights violation, and the detention order is intended to send a…

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