China's secret internment camps

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  • Published: 07 May 2019
  • ...and the internet detectives working to find them.

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    China has been quietly detaining its population of Uighurs, the country’s Muslim minority, in internment camps. First-hand accounts from inside the camps paint a brutal picture of torture and political indoctrination. At first, China denied the existence of these camps and tried to cover them up. But as a network of academics and activists uncovered evidence of the camps' locations, and the reality of what’s going on inside, China changed its story.

    Read more about about China’s crackdown on Muslims from Sigal Samuel on Vox: vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/30/18287532/china-uighur-muslims-internment-camps-turkey

    Further reading:

    China’s brutal crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority, explained
    vox.com/2018/8/15/17684226/uighur-china-camps-united-nations

    China’s final solution in Xinjiang
    hoover.org/research/chinas-final-solution-xinjiang

    Migration and inequality in Xinjiang
    geog.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/users/fan/403.pdf
    wsj.com/articles/SB124811293085765891

    Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag
    reuters.com/investigates/special-report/muslims-camps-china/

    List of re-education camps in Xinjiang
    medium.com/@shawnwzhang/list-of-re-education-camps-in-xinjiang-%E6%96%B0%E7%96%86%E5%86%8D%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E9%9B%86%E4%B8%AD%E8%90%A5%E5%88%97%E8%A1%A8-99720372419c

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Comments • 12 568

  • K Ninja
    K Ninja  2 hours back

    WAIT!! the Western media is now alleging China abusing Muslim now with some ostensibly-true 'evidence' and no solid proves??? (Uyghurs=Chinese Muslims technically) who sent troops to Iraq, to Afghanistan???who bombed Syria, Libya....?? Killing millions of Muslims, destroying their homes, leaving them with chaotic situation until today, in the name of liberating them from suppressor..western hypocrisy and double-standards make disgusting, really

    • Sachin Agrawal
      Sachin Agrawal  5 hours back

      They are basically the "Ministry of Love" from 1984

      • David L
        David L  19 hours back

        Lets nuke china

        • flamin marshmello
          flamin marshmello  2 days back

          the irony is that china is part of the UN

          • Yogesh Reddy
            Yogesh Reddy  2 days back

            Go go china

            • ip 13
              ip 13  2 days back

              Try to do area51

              • rifattigli23
                rifattigli23  2 days back

                it's simply genocide!

                • Shengdao Wang
                  Shengdao Wang  3 days back

                  if you guys did not live in the Xinjiang Provence, and never been there, why you guys can make sure this news is real, I been there for over 3 times, and everything is peaceful and freedom.

                  • speed of link
                    speed of link  1 days back

                    Thousands of people have testified for their family members who are in these camps without good reason. Your experience as a tourist or traveler is irrelevant.

                • Jay Ro
                  Jay Ro  3 days back

                  One billion? That's more than an eighth of the world population. Think that script had a typo. It's more like one million.

                  • Sean O'Brieon
                    Sean O'Brieon  3 days back

                    ...??!!!..….

                    • Sean O'Brieon
                      Sean O'Brieon  3 days back

                      China has a little bit of a history regarding protesters, civil rights, does it not.
                      Tianimin Square---lest we forget.... What a regimen!!!

                      • Rohan Ghosh
                        Rohan Ghosh  3 days back

                        Finally China has invented the Cure for the Disease that is spreading World wide

                        • Rohan Ghosh
                          Rohan Ghosh  3 days back

                          The Republic of China knows how to Protect Buddhism and Chinese Culture from Islmmmm. Love to China.

                          • speed of link
                            speed of link  1 days back

                            Buddhism is Indian. Currently, Chinese state culture is Marxism and atheism.

                          • Senpai xd
                            Senpai xd  2 days back

                            What?

                        • Proxime
                          Proxime  4 days back

                          Bomb China

                          • kuku Wang
                            kuku Wang  4 days back

                            美国人民那么喜欢极端穆斯林,我举双手赞成把所有极端穆斯林全部送去美国!

                            • kuku Wang
                              kuku Wang  4 days back

                              哈哈哈哈哈哈 弱智媒体 还有一群弱智相信

                              • yi lvlv
                                yi lvlv  3 days back

                                太假了6:12 维族人操着一口标准的英语,照着稿子念自己遭受了什么。。。没办法老外就是IQ低,毕竟平均IQ比中日韩低那么多。

                            • Noor Akun
                              Noor Akun  4 days back

                              because the USA is worried China will become a competitor

                              • Behzey
                                Behzey  4 days back

                                Free Hong Kong... Free Uighur Muslims

                                • B H
                                  B H  4 days back

                                  China 😡

                                  • Best Friend
                                    Best Friend  5 days back

                                    China will destroy the world

                                    • Sarah R
                                      Sarah R  6 days back

                                      Not an internment camp, a CONCENTRATION camp

                                      • Berk Çalışkan
                                        Berk Çalışkan  7 days back

                                        Where is the U.N.?

                                        • JKerman511
                                          JKerman511  6 days back

                                          Same place they were during 99% of other human rights abuses - far away, writing strongly worded letters instead of actually taking action.

                                      • Hsis Hdj
                                        Hsis Hdj  1 weeks back

                                        More than 50 countries do not believe these reports
                                        They could see western hypocrisy

                                        • Hsis Hdj
                                          Hsis Hdj  1 weeks back

                                          Hope to see all ethnic groups learn to live peacefully with other

                                          • hamad5885
                                            hamad5885  1 weeks back

                                            You mean the holiday camps there?

                                          • Nanu Arora
                                            Nanu Arora  1 weeks back

                                            How did those detainees escape the camps and where were they at the time of the interview?

                                            • 王精致
                                              王精致  1 weeks back

                                              你们的双标行为让人恶心🤢

                                              • 王精致
                                                王精致  1 weeks back

                                                在20090705事件中,为什么看不到成千上万的维族暴徒砍杀路人的视频,你们都剪了吗?

                                                • stan seo soojin
                                                  stan seo soojin  1 weeks back

                                                  What’s going on? Why is my screen black? Is my Huawei p30 not working?

                                                • Jonah Brenner
                                                  Jonah Brenner  1 weeks back

                                                  It's when I see stories like this that any preconceptions I have on the stability of the modern world are washed away, and I'm reminded of just how fragile ideals of justice and human rights are. History has shown this.

                                                  • LDSRaichuguy
                                                    LDSRaichuguy  1 weeks back

                                                    Down with China! Down with socialism and communism!

                                                    • Anakin Fu
                                                      Anakin Fu  1 weeks back

                                                      this vid is for political need,if you want to know the truth ,you better find it yourself. No surveying no speaking

                                                      • Joshua
                                                        Joshua  1 weeks back

                                                        I think it’s important to look at these kinds of issues from an international perspective. Keep in mind the Chinese are not trying to “re-educate” the Uighur population because of their religious beliefs. The Chinese Government are doing this because the Uighurs have committed acts of violence against the Han Chinese minority in the past as recently as a few years ago. The Chinese are making an attempt to contain violence

                                                      • David Xu
                                                        David Xu  1 weeks back

                                                        It's complicate, all start with July_2009_Ürümqi_riots, escalating after 2014 Kunming attack.
                                                        Those Uyghurs did too much extremism &
                                                        violence things to Han Chinese. They start it at first, now they deserve what they deserved.

                                                        • Melih A
                                                          Melih A  7 days back

                                                          You must be vanished from the world

                                                      • justicecrying
                                                        justicecrying  1 weeks back

                                                        This is making long-term enemies, not eradicating them. They will learn this and it will be too late then.

                                                        • SURAJ
                                                          SURAJ  1 weeks back

                                                          Why islamic extremism is not at all discussed in this video

                                                          • Harshit Singh
                                                            Harshit Singh  1 weeks back

                                                            I can't view the camp on Google. May I know who is paying tricks here!?

                                                            • Karus 1323
                                                              Karus 1323  1 weeks back

                                                              It is not only about Uighurts, the Kazakhs who live there get detained too.
                                                              Why everyone is not talking about my nation getting oppressed and imprisoned?

                                                              • N3D D3N
                                                                N3D D3N  1 weeks back

                                                                WINNIE THE POOH!!

                                                                • JKerman511
                                                                  JKerman511  6 days back

                                                                  如果您的华为手机在您最不希望的时候爆炸会很遗憾
                                                                  -习近平

                                                              • MotorCycle Company
                                                                MotorCycle Company  2 weeks back

                                                                Please do this thing in India so India will be Muslim free country

                                                                • Rocket Man on Suicidal Mission

                                                                  I stand with China on this, no compromise with terrorists, separatists and religious extremists.

                                                                  • ravioli monster
                                                                    ravioli monster  2 weeks back

                                                                    I felt like im being briefed for a mission

                                                                    • GtsZeG
                                                                      GtsZeG  2 weeks back

                                                                      Well done China. Haters should really learn to deal with Islamic extremists

                                                                      • Jacob Collins
                                                                        Jacob Collins  2 weeks back

                                                                        Thanks for doing your job U.N. your hard work is deeply appreciated.

                                                                        • It’s My Music Beats
                                                                          It’s My Music Beats  2 weeks back

                                                                          这是中国人

                                                                          • PULOK GOGOI
                                                                            PULOK GOGOI  2 weeks back

                                                                            And imran khan allies to china speaks for whole of islam,even denying islamic radicalsim in UN

                                                                            • Jared Gershman
                                                                              Jared Gershman  2 weeks back

                                                                              This should make Demoncrats in America think twice before calling our border concentration camps.

                                                                              • Señor Hilter
                                                                                Señor Hilter  2 weeks back

                                                                                The *ACTUAL* concentration camps