China’s secret internment camps

  
Via:  bob-nelson  •  2 months ago  •  3 comments

China’s secret internment camps
And the internet detectives working to find them.

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New large-scale construction has been popping up in the deserts of western China. From the sky, these buildings look much like factories or schools. But closer inspection reveals watchtowers and perimeter walls lined with barbed wire — they’re internment camps.

Inside these camps, China is detaining as many as 1 million Uighurs, the country’s predominantly Muslim minority. China sees its Uighur population as a separatist threat — one that stands in the way of its global ambitions.

At first, China denied the existence of these camps. But a network of activists and academics around the world used basic internet tools to document and track the locations of these camps before the global superpower could remove any trace of them.

Check out the video above to learn more about who the Uighur people are, why China is detaining them, and the “internet sleuths” documenting these camps.

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Bob Nelson
1  seeder  Bob Nelson    2 months ago
At first, China denied the existence of these camps. But a network of activists and academics around the world used basic internet tools to document and track the locations of these camps before the global superpower could remove any trace of them.
 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Bob Nelson @1    2 months ago

There was a gal on Colorado public radio reporting on this last week and she was concerned that they might be harvesting organs from some of the captives. Those commies are monsters. 

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.1  katrix  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1.1    2 months ago

It wouldn't surprise me.  They did that to thousands - if not more - of the Falun Dafu captives.  They truly are monsters. 

 
 
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