As many as a million people have been detained in 300 to 400 facilities, including “political education” camps, pretrial detention centres and prisons, the report said. Meanwhile, children whose parents have been detained are sometimes placed in state institutions.
The actions taken against the minority community are considered “not a new phenomenon” and instead reached “unprecedented levels” as such it cannot be ignored any longer.
China has denied all allegations, stating the crackdown in Xinjiang is necessary to prevent terrorism and root out Islamist extremism.
Since then, nefarious plans for forced sterilisation of the Muslim population have been undergone.
A shocking report by Amnesty International revealed the testimonials of more than 50 people who had been detained in the camps.
The lead author of the report recalled the terrifying details of the detainees that would stay with him.
“Unfortunately, about 17 or 18 of the former detainees who Amnesty interviewed were interrogated and physically tortured while immobilized in tiger chairs, essentially steel chairs where your hands and your feet are affixed to the chair, and you’re completely immobilized.”
On the future of Uyghur’s Muslims, he stated, “It’s not only the future that’s extraordinarily bleak, but it’s the present. A lot of what we’re talking about here has already occurred. Numerous traditions that are essential to the practice of Islam — whether that’s praying, attending mosques, teaching religion, wearing religious clothing, giving children Islamic sounding names — are now, in effect, prohibited. And as a result, to survive, Muslims in Xinjiang have modified their behaviours in a way that did not allow them to engage in religious practice anymore.”