China has 500+ Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say

China has 500+ Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say

 / XENI JARDIN / 12:42 PM TUE NOV 12, 2019

China has 500+ Uighur camps and prisons and is holding far more than one million, activists say

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On Tuesday, advocates for human rights for China’s Uighur minority said they have documented 500 camps and prisons in China run by the government to detain people identified as belonging to that targeted ethnic group.

The activists say that when you add up the number of detention facilities they’ve identified, it means China must be holding a total number of Uighur people that far exceeds the commonly cited figure of one million people.

From AFP via Yahoo News:

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, a Washington-based group that seeks independence for the mostly Muslim region known to China as Xinjiang, said it assessed images from Google Earth and found 182 suspected “concentration camps” which it listed by coordinates.

The group, which said it matched its findings with on-the-ground information, said it also spotted 209 suspected prisons and 74 suspected labor camps which it would share later.

“In large part these have not been previously identified, so we could be talking about far greater numbers” of people detained, said Kyle Olbert, the director of operations for the movement.

“If anything, we are concerned that there may be more facilities that we have not been able to identify,” he told a news conference in suburban Washington.

Anders Corr, an analyst who formerly worked in US intelligence and who advised the group, said that around 40 percent of the sites had not been previously reported.

China uses torture and sexual abuse to “forcibly integrate Uighurs into the Han majority, including pressuring Muslims to give up tenets of their faith such as praying and abstaining from pork and alcohol,” the report continues.

Read the full article here.

Follow East Turkistan National Awakening Movement on Twitter.

“Visit NationalAwakening.org/coordinates to download our Google Earth data file detailing China’s Concentration Camps in Occupied East Turkistan (so-called “Xinjiang”).”

East Turkistan National Awakening Movement@ETAwakening

We are releasing the findings of our year-long open-source satellite imagery project at 9:30 AM today & revealing the location of China’s system of concentration camps, prisons, & labor camps.

You may tune into the livestream by following us on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/ETAwakening/ 

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East Turkistan National Awakening Movement@ETAwakening

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DATA RELEASE

Visit https://NationalAwakening.org/coordinates  to download our Google Earth data file detailing #China’s #ConcentrationCamps in Occupied #EastTurkistan (so-called “#Xinjiang”).

More coordinates (of prisons & labor camps) forthcoming.COORDINATESChina’s Gulag Archipelago in Occupied East Turkistan ABOUT THE PROJECT Volunteer researchers working with ETNAM have identified a staggering number of suspected concentration camps, prisons, …nationalawakening.org1411:37 AM – Nov 12, 2019 · Arlington, VATwitter Ads info and privacy19 people are talking about this

Gen (Ret) Rob Spalding@robert_spalding

Uighur researchers say China running hundreds more camps https://news.yahoo.com/uighur-researchers-china-running-hundreds-more-camps-181157759.html …Uighur researchers say China running hundreds more campsUighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain the ethnic group, alleging that China could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure…news.yahoo.com2613:32 PM – Nov 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy154 people are talking about this

AFP news agency@AFP

Uighur activists said they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain the ethnic group, alleging that China could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people http://u.afp.com/JHVd Uighur researchers say China running hundreds more campsUighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain the ethnic group, alleging that China could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure…yahoo.com1,6462:36 PM – Nov 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,801 people are talking about this

Emily Molli@MomesMolli

Outside the Capitol building @ETAwakening is gathering to bring attention to Uyghur repression in #Xinjiang
and to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the First and Second East Turkistan Republic

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Anders Corr, Ph.D.@anderscorr · Nov 10, 2019Replying to @anderscorr

Yarmemet Baratjan of the US says to #ETGE2019 that China’s campaign against the people of the world started in East Turkistan but will go far beyond.

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Anders Corr, Ph.D.@anderscorr

Salih Hudayar of the US @ETAwakening speaks to #ETGE2019. He says, don’t fall for China’s lies. China is projecting fascism worldwide. Autonomy is a lie. Call East Turkistan by its proper name. Not #Xinjiang.

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Rukiye Turdush@parlabest

God knows where are they taking these detained Uyghurs. To kill? Organ harvesting? Slavery labor? Anything could be.2,3441:54 PM – Nov 7, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy2,320 people are talking about this

Forum Network@ForumNetwork

Salih Hudayar is a Uyghur-American from East Turkistan. He founded @ETAwakening and shares his own experiences on the growing human rights crisis in China since 9/11. Learn more in this @camforum discussion: http://to.wgbh.org/60161zimY 4612:06 PM – Nov 7, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy40 people are talking about this

Salih Hudayar@Salih_Hudayar

In Orwell’s 1984, Big Brother is watching you. In China-Occupied #EastTurkistan (what #China calls “#Xinjiang”), big brother is not only watching but he is also sleeping with you. The fictional dystopias which we read about is a reality for the #Uyghurs.15512:25 AM – Nov 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy172 people are talking about this

China Commission@CECCgov

#Xinjiang: Eight @CECCgov Commissioners send bipartisan and bicameral letter to @CBPMarkMorgan seeking import restrictions on forced labor made goods. #Uyghurs https://www.cecc.gov/media-center/press-releases/xinjiang-cecc-commissioners-seek-import-restrictions-on-forced-labor …

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