The People’s Republic of China is carrying out extreme brainwash of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Uighurs in a high-security prison camps, leaked documents shows.
Details of the official document published by the BBC show how inmates are locked up, indoctrinated and punished.
About a million people – mostly from the Muslim Uighur community – are being detained without trial at the Chinese government prison camps.
The leak was made to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which has worked with 17 media partners across the world.
China has described the report as being fabricated, but the documents are consistent with mounting evidence that the country runs a detention camps that are secret.
According to the report, the investigation has found new evidence which undermines Beijing’s claim that the detention camps, which have been built across Xinjiang in the past three years, are for voluntary re-education purposes to counter extremism.
The leaked Chinese government documents, which the ICIJ have labelled “The China Cables”, include a nine-page memo sent out in 2017 by Zhu Hailun, then deputy-secretary of Xinjiang’s Communist Party and the region’s top security official, to those who run the camps.
The Chinese government tried to keep the camps a secret. But beginning in late 2017, journalists, academics and other researchers — using satellite images, government procurement documents and eyewitness accounts — revealed a string of detention facilities, surrounded by fences and guard towers, across the region and the outlines of a new and alarming system of mass surveillance.