Od kod so naše obrazne maske?

Po izbruhu novega koronavirusa je nošenje obraznih mask bolj ali manj postalo nova normalnost tudi pri nas. Ker pa velik delež mask v državo uvozimo, ni odveč poznati okoliščin, v katerih nastajajo.

Raziskava, dostopna na spodnji povezavi, dokazuje, da so številne maske, ki so v uporabi v ZDA in tudi drugod po svetu, rezultat prisilnega dela Ujgurov, muslimanske etnične manjšine, ki živi na Kitajskem.

If you are one of the millions of people around the world wearing a face mask because of the coronavirus pandemic, this footage may concern you. It shows a group of Uighurs arriving at a textile company that started producing masks in response to the pandemic. The Uighurs are a long-persecuted, largely Muslim ethnic minority. This slickly produced video from Chinese state TV appears to show grateful workers getting ready for their new jobs. But behind this propaganda is a hidden story about a longstanding and highly controversial government labor program that experts say often puts people to work against their will.

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