Another Xinjiang leak
A newly leaked document gives more insight into the government’s internment camps in Xinjiang.
The FT summarizes:
- “The Karakax list appears to document the surveillance and imprisonment of hundreds of individuals from the Karakax region, where Turkic Uighur Muslims make up more than 90 per cent of the population.”
- “The 137-page file contains personal data on more than 300 individuals in Karakax with relatives abroad.”
- “Details about family members, social circles and religious beliefs, as well as perceived misdemeanours, are also in the file.”
- “The file appears to be to record judgments on whether an individual should remain in one of four camps in the county or be moved to another part of the system.”
- “[The list] contradicts Beijing’s claims that its 're-education’ programmes in Xinjiang are voluntary and target violent extremists.”
- “Justifications for imprisonment include praying at home, keeping in touch with relatives overseas and having more children than allotted by the state.”
Get smart: This is the third major leak from Xinjiang in recent months. These leaks reveal that parts of the Party-state do not support the current policy.
Financial Times: The Karakax list: how China targets Uighurs in Xinjiang