The Uyghurs’ Tragedies and the CCP’s Crimes against Humanity

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Uighur detainees listening to a “deradicalization” presentation at a reeducation camp, in a photo posted to the Xinjiang Judicial Administration’s WeChat account, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang, 2017

  • US: The United States said China has put well more than a million minority Muslims in “concentration camps” (Reuters, 3 May 2019).
  • Randall Schriver, who leads Asia policy at the U.S. Defense Department, said “The (Chinese) Communist Party is using the security forces for mass imprisonment of Chinese Muslims in concentration camps,” in a Pentagon briefing during a broader discussion about China’s military, estimating that the number of detained Muslims could be “closer to 3 million citizens.” (Reuters, 3 May 2019)
  • 500,000 children have been taken by force to children camps or so-called “orphanage centers.”
  • In 2017, the Chinese army flattened the 3 villages by killing all of their Uyghur residents, an estimated 10,000 Uyghurs, in Korla Prefecture of Xinjiang. The government did so to make space to build “A Free Trade Center” for Central Asia, Middle East and Europe.
  • The Chinese government has admitted that it has placed one million communists in Uyghur homes (China File, 24 Oct 2018)
  • The detainees are not guilty of anything, use overflowing toilets in overcrowded cells, live with food and sleep deprivation, receive forced injections and the most severe torture inside the camp. (CNN, 9 May 2019)
  • Sinicization or “changing ethnicity” of the Uyghurs is now underway in China. Top Chinese central government officials said, “We will turn the best of them into Hans, while repressing and destroying the bad.” Those who cannot learn fast enough or meet daily goals are deprived of food. The food itself is so bad. For three meals the detainees are given rice porridge, one ladle of it, and one piece of bread. They are also subject to sleep deprivation.” (CNN, 9 May 2019)
  • Most of the female detainees are young and unmarried, usually around age 20. “[The guards] take away girls from there and after some prolonged time they bring them back, sometimes in the middle of the night. When they bring them, any normal person can see that what kind of torture they have been through. When they come back, they turn into a different person. The guards do all kinds of torture to them and sexually abuse them. (CNN, 9 May 2019)
  • “Western governments, including the US, and rights groups have said the camps are nothing more than arbitrary detention centers,designed to eradicate Uyghur culture and Islamic practices from China’s westernmost province.” S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 1st used the term re-education camps to describe the sites and said Chinese activity was “reminiscent of the 1930s.” (Reuters, 3 May 2019)
  • “According to sources in Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the provinces of Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Heilongjiang, and others have been assigned quotas of detainees to take. At present, sources have reported that Shaanxi Provincein central China was issued a quota of about 25,000 people. An estimated 500,000 Uyghur Muslims will be dispersed and detained throughout China.” (Bitter Winter, 17 Dec. 2018)
  • Uyghurs are dying even during the transfer process. Most of the Uyghurs dispersed to Han provinces are men. Detainees’ living conditions are difficult and traumatizing. Local prisoners are allowed to go outside every day for exercise and fresh air, but the Uyghurs are not. They are not allowed to communicate verbally or through gestures. Even the people in the surrounding areas of the prisons do not know that these prisons hold Uyghurs. If the Uyghur prisoners die, nobody outside knows about it. The detained are given only one meal per day. “Serious criminals” are kept inside special, square-shaped steel bar cages just over one meter tall. They are unable to stand or fully stretch and are restricted to eating and relieving themselves only inside the cage. One insider described that these Uyghurs “are left to perish on their own.” (Bitter Winter, 17 Dec. 2018 – 2 Apr. 2019)
  • Xi’s government is forcing some Uyghur detainees to sing: “Xi is the father of China, Xi is the father of the world.” China’s “Belt and Road” projects are actually debt trap and are aimed at soft colonization of the other parts of the world. Uyghurs’ today may become other peoples’ tomorrow
  • Please call your Congressperson & Senators now to pass S. 178 & H.R. 649


[1] China putting minority Muslims in ‘concentration camps,’ U.S. says (May 3, 2019)

[2] Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers (9 May 2019)

[3] Uyghurs Secretly Moved to Hide Mass Detentions (17 Dec 2018)

[4] Uyghur Dispersion and Detention – Worse Than We Thought (18 Dec 2018)

[5] How to Hide Illegal Detentions? China Gets Creative (19 Dec 2018)

[6] New Details of Secret Transfer of Uyghurs (27 Dec 2018)

 [7] Inside the Transfer of Xinjiang Muslims (2 Feb 2019)

[8] Thousands of Uyghurs Detained in a Gansu Prison (2 April 2019)

[9] China’s Government Has Ordered a Million Citizens to Occupy Uighur Homes. Here’s What They Think They’re Doing

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