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New leak exposes China’s systematic tracking of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang

A document leaked to Deutsche Welle (DW) exposes how China is using high-tech surveillance to track every Uighur Muslim in Xinjiang.

The newly leaked document reveals that Uighurs are being tracked by their identity, religion, locations and their habits. It also lists hundreds of detainees and the reasons for their detention.

“Having a beard”, “wife wearing a face veil” and “having too many children” are some of the reasons why Uighur Muslims are being detained in Xinjiang.

DW’s analysis of the document highlights that China subjects Uighur Muslims to draconian methods of tracking and arrests.

“Facial recognition is carried out with high-tech surveillance cameras. Individual Uighur families are constantly monitored through a network of spies repeated house visits and collective interrogations,” DW reports.

China continues to reject claims of mistreatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and instead claim they are offering ‘education’ to counter religious extremism.

Read more from DW here.


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