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'Steel walls and iron fortresses': Leaked cables reveal extent of China’s repression of Muslim Uighers

Updated : November 25, 2019 08:35 AM IST

A classified blueprint leaked to a consortium of news organizations shows the camps are precisely what former detainees have described: Forced ideological and behavioral re-education centers run in secret.
Taken as a whole, the documents give the most significant description yet of high-tech mass detention in the 21st century in the words of the Chinese government itself.
The classified documents lay out the Chinese government’s deliberate strategy to lock up ethnic minorities even before they commit a crime, to rewire their thoughts and the language they speak.
'Steel walls and iron fortresses': Leaked cables reveal extent of China’s repression of Muslim Uighers

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