The local authorities lock up people in “education” camps even for speaking the Uyghur language.
Islam in China
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.
Recently, Bitter Winter received information that Islamic symbols on the buildings in a farmers’ market in Wuzhong city, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, were all taken down.
A 76-year-old bed-ridden Muslim has been sent for “transformation through education” after one of his grandchildren has been detained.
In just one month, 13 of the 14 mosques in Bashisihu township of Wusu city in Xinjiang were demolished by authorities, and the one that remains is already entirely under the Chinese Communist Party’s control.
An Uyghur couple from Xinjiang under government-sanctioned persecution.
Schools and other state-owned buildings in Wusu city, Xinjiang, are being converted into “transformation through education” camps for Uyghur Muslims.