XINJIANG — For several years now China has been building internment camps to detain Uighurs and people from other Muslim minorities.
China describes these internment camps as vocational training and reeducation programs that aim to alleviate poverty and counter terrorism threats. Accounts from survivors indicate possible human rights abuses happen regularly at these centers.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has identified nearly 400 internment camps established across the region since 2017, ranging from lowest security reeducation camps to fortified prisons. This new information comes after China said it was winding down its “reeducation” programs.
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