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Military Trends, Technology, and International Developments => China => Dissent & Breakaway Regions => Topic started by: adroth on August 12, 2018, 11:59:48 AM

Title: New evidence emerges of China forcing Muslims into ‘reeducation’ camps
Post by: adroth on August 12, 2018, 11:59:48 AM
New evidence emerges of China forcing Muslims into ‘reeducation’ camps
Sayragul Sauytbay, 41, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national and former employee of the Chinese government who is accused of illegally crossing the border between the countries to join her family in Kazakhstan, sits in court during a hearing last month in the city of Zharkent, Kazakhstan. (Ruslan Pryanikov/AFP/Getty Images)
By Emily Rauhala
August 10

ZHARKENT, Kazakhstan — First-of-its-kind courtroom testimony here has corroborated allegations that the Chinese government has built a network of internment camps in western China where Muslim minorities are held without charge for “reeducation.”

Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, said she crossed from China’s Xin­jiang region to Kazakhstan without proper papers after being forced to work at a camp where around 2,500 ethnic Kazakhs were being held for indoctrination.

“In China, they call it a political camp, but really it was a prison in the mountains,” she told a court last month packed with Kazakh villagers, reporters and a few tight-lipped Chinese diplomats.

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Title: Re: New evidence emerges of China forcing Muslims into ‘reeducation’ camps
Post by: adroth on November 04, 2018, 12:27:41 AM
China’s frontier of fear
By Mark Doman, Stephen Hutcheon, Dylan Welch and Kyle Taylor

Updated Thu at 2:07am
Published Wed at 12:00pm

Satellite imagery captured over a remote and highly volatile region of western China lifts the lid on the size and spread of internment camps used to indoctrinate vast numbers of the region’s Muslim population.

An investigation by ABC News using new research collated by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) think tank, identifies and documents the expansion of 28 detention camps that are part of a massive program of subjugation in the region of Xinjiang.

Analysis of the data shows that since the start of 2017, the 28 facilities have expanded their footprint by more than 2 million square metres. In the past three months alone, they’ve grown by 700,000 square metres - that’s about the size of 35 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

The nominally autonomous province is home to about 14 million Chinese citizens belonging to mainly Muslim ethnic groups, the largest of which is the Turkic-speaking Uighur (pronounced WEE-ger) people.

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Just one of an estimated 28 internment camps for re-education.