Open source project finds 124 camps where Uighurs forcibly ‘reeducated’
The Washington Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz Reports:
China’s crackdown on ethnic Uighurs in the western part of the country includes a vast network of at least 124 concentration camps along with scores of labor camps and prisons, according to a dissident Uighur group.
U.S. officials say there are also indications that China is expanding the use of the concentration camps in East Turkistan (“Xinjiang” Province) where at least 1 million people are being held, and as many as 3 million are part of a forced “reeducation” program by the Chinese government.
Researchers with the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, a relatively new Uighur independence group, discovered the new camps during a nine-month open source intelligence gathering project that utilized commercial satellite images and reports people in the region.
The camps are part of a Chinese Communist Party program to snuff out independence movements and any opposition to Beijing rule using mass incarceration and forced ideological indoctrination.