The Communist Party chief in China's Xinjiang region accused of carrying crackdown against the Muslim minorities is leaving after seven years in office.
The alleged governor Chen Quanguo who acted as the chief is replaced by Ma Xingrui, governor of the Guangdong province.
Chen is credited with re-establish order after the pro-independence demonstrations in Tibet. The Communist Party chief was appointed as a member of the Communist Party politburo in 2017.
A move has been seen as a reward to Chen for restoring order in Tibet.
The news on the reeducation camps in Xinjiang spread after Chen assumed his office, where the Uyghur and Muslim minorities were subjected to severe mental and physical abuse.
The alleged involvement of Chen placed him on the U.S backlist. China has rejected the claims and reiterated that the camps are vocational centres where the inmates graduated in 2019.
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