The local authorities lock up people in “education” camps even for speaking the Uyghur language.
A Bitter Winter reporter has managed to talk to a detainee in one of the “transformation through education camps” for local Muslims in Xinjiang, where over 1,200 men and women are held.
In acts that remind of the Cultural Revolution era style policing, the Chinese Communist authorities have intensified their attack on Islam.
An inside source revealed to Bitter Winter how officers from Ulan-Usu town of Shawan county use false pretexts to lure Muslims into the police station, later locking them up in a local “transformation through education” camp.
Seven out of eight mosques in one of the areas of Lianmuqin town in Xinjiang have been demolished; the remaining one is strictly supervised.
A 76-year-old bed-ridden Muslim has been sent for “transformation through education” after one of his grandchildren has been detained.
An Uyghur couple, both with medical problems, from Kumul city, Xinjiang were arrested and detained in “transformation through education camps,” leaving their three children behind. Bitter Winter interviewed one of them.
The Chinese government expands the network of “transformation through education camps” in Xinjiang. Bitter Winter has obtained videos and photos showing the outside of these facilities.
In an exclusive interview, a teacher in Xinjiang talks about life as a government cadre in the “home-stay” program.