The Xinjiang Data Project
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Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State: Survivors of China’s campaign of persecution reveal the scope of the devastation
In 2017, detentions of Uighurs, Kazakhs, Hui, and other minorities began to escalate. The first wave targeted Uighur imams and the religiously devout. Soon, prominent academics, novelists, and film directors were also taken into custody. Police and security officers used broad pretexts to justify the detentions, including travelling abroad, having a beard, and owning a prayer rug. A New Yorker long investigation into 'the largest internment of ethnic and religious minorities since World War II'.
Feb 26, 2021, The New Yorker
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