7.2.1. Xinjiang "re-education" camps (新疆再教育營, 2017-)

The keyword is Rule of law (法治): because of a few terrorists, every single Muslim was fucked even if they did not commit any crime.

Overview projects:


Dabancheng reeducation camp
Figure 96. Workers walking next to a prison-like security wall with concertina wire and barbed wire in the Dabancheng (达坂城区) re-education camp circa 2019. Source.
Artux city reeducation camp
Figure 97. Security towers and inmate buildings of the Artux city (阿图什市) re-education camp circa 2018-12-03. Source.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI8bJO-to8I In Search of Concentration Camps in XinJiang - A Documentary on Urban/Rural China by Guanguan (2021) This was later featured in Western media, e.g. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10225133/Prisons-centre-Beijings-clampdown-Muslim-minorities-Xinjiang-caught-video.html, which mentions without evidence that he is a Chinese student in Taiwan. Radio Free Asia (RFA, 自由亚洲电台, USA government media) coverage: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/guanguan-video-11182021184058.html.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxnS4z-cSlI (GitHub reupload) 2021 video showing dozens of Uyghurs standing on a large court being brainwashed by a woman saying on a loudspeaker: 社会主义核心价值观,一定维护民族团结 (Core socialist values definitely maintain ethnic harmony). The echo of the speaker on the background buildings is eery. UNCONFIRMED. https://twitter.com/Inty/status/1381002964551168000[Source].
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUmom_z6nQ4 (GitHub reupload) TikTok (Douyin, 抖音) video of a few dozen Uyghur chilren being marched on the street with large bags, presumably during a displacement. The adults organizing it are a laugh, presumably at something cute one of the children did. Video markings: "@MaD DaN", location: "伯干村" (Bogancun, a town in Xinjiang according to Google Maps), rolling banner TODO confirm, understand: "诗书达理之山人刨作原声". TODO identify Chinese music being sang on background, it is not clear if it is an edit or from the footage. The echo of the speaker on the background buildings is eery. UNCONFIRMED. Source.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcLbAveuemI Here is a trick to getting longer lashes by feroza.x (2019). In this TikTok (Douyin, 抖音) video, American then 17-year old Feroza Aziz, alias feroza.x, starts what looks likea regular makeup video, but which soon turns out to be a bait-and-switch video drawing attention to the Xinjiang "re-education" camps (新疆再教育營, 2017-). This is somewhat similar to a Screen name keyword attack (网名审查关键字攻击) with its Dual-use technology (军民两用技术) approach.

On 2019-09-22 Drone footage of Xinjiang prisoner transfer surfaced. TODO confirm the location and that these are political prisoners rather than "normal criminals".

News coverage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGYoeJ5U7cQ 2019 Drone footage of Xinjiang prisoner transfer. The prisoners are blindfolded and shackled. On the HUD of the footage we can see "dji", which was a popular drone manufacturer of the period.
Xinjiang prisoners march
Figure 98. Video still of 2019-09-23 drone footage of blindfolded Xinjiang prisoners being marched taken at time 00:30. Source.