China’s Mass Internment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight

Around 1 million Uighurs have disappeared without trial. Worse may come


“Scholars have estimated that about 5 to 10 percent of the adult Uighur population has been interned without criminal charge. In one township, police told reporters from Radio Free Asia that they were expected to send 40 percent of the population, including nearly 100 percent of men between the ages of 20 and 50, to the internment system.”

“The appearance of a recruitment notice for 50 “stouthearted” guards at a crematorium outside of Urumqi, the regional capital, has fed fears that the Chinese government is equipped for mass killing.”

Local police patrol a village in Hotan prefecture, in China’s western Xinjiang region on Feb. 17. The predominantly Uighur area has become one of the most policed places in the world. (Ben Dooley/AFP/Getty Images)

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