China running 380 detention centres in XinjiangChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 24, 2020
China’s network of detention centres in the northwest Xinjiang region is much bigger than previously thought and is being expanded.
China Centres in Xinjiang
China has said the camps are vocational skills training centres and a necessary part of efforts to counter the threat of “extremism”.
“The findings of this research contradict Chinese officials’ claims that all “trainees” from so-called vocational skills training centres had “graduated” by late 2019,” lead researcher Nathan Ruser wrote.
“Instead, available evidence suggests that many extrajudicial detainees are now being formally charged and locked up in higher security facilities.” ■