Date: June 5, 2018
ChinaAid reports on the atrocities in the so-called “political training center” for ethnic minorities in China’s northwest Xinjiang. A Kazakh Muslim prisoner, just released after a year in one of such centers, describes the horrors of daily life there risking his life since he had to sign a non-disclosure document.
Prisoners, most of whom do not understand the reasons behind their arrest, are only allowed three steamed buns per day, they are kept without the access to fresh air and are limited to two hours of sleep each night, many of whom get sick or try to commit suicide.
According to the source, the government also takes one family member hostage once they release a prisoner and will torture the person to death should the freed person ever speak about the camp.
Under the pretext to fight terrorism, the Chinese government uses “political training centers” as part of a larger crackdown on predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, including the Kazakhs.