The Uyghur couple from Urumqi city in Xinjiang is one of the many undergoing untold miseries due to the state’s discriminatory policies against minorities.
While China tries to defend the indefensible claiming that the transformation through education camps are benign “schools,” one of our reporters secretly visited the new large camp in Yining, Xinjiang, and proved it is undoubtedly a jail.
Xinjiang Muslims that have not yet been sent to “transformation through education” camps are forced to live their lives as dictated by the Communist Party to avoid detention. Indoctrinated and entirely controlled, they exist in prison-like conditions.
The employees at a hospital in Xinjiang that are sent to live with Uyghurs through the “home-stay” program are instructed to watch for “suspicious” activities in the families, such as not crying at funerals, quitting smoking, or growing a beard.
The Xinjiang resident is one of the three from his family to be sent to a “transformation through education” camp. He was arrested in March and is yet to see his newborn.
As the authorities put more and more Muslim men in detention, there is hardly anyone left to work on the fields.
While countless mosques have been shut down or converted into non-religious venues in Xinjiang, some Muslims have lost entire families to detention.
Detained for praying, the conditions inside the “transformation through education” camp proved to be life-threatening for her.
In the past 12 years, a Xinjiang resident has faced harassment and torture for his belief.
The couple was then put in a “transformation through education” camp by authorities in Xinjiang.