Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps – BBC News

Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps – BBC News
Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps – BBC News
China used to deny that these places exist, but now we’re being given a tour, the message these are school’s, not prisons. How much will the jeep was younger? I have you been convicted of a crime. Are you able to pray? She goes up the more questions Ferrell. As hundreds of thousands of Muslims disappear into giant secure facilities, China has begun taking a few selected. list inside. This is what it wants the world to see offered up as proof that these are not put student willing it being diverted away from extremism. Is it your choice to be here? Nuclear treaty signed job description always in the background government officials watch over every inch of you, and this is how, for all transformed long hours of wrote, learning Chinese. The study of China’s tightening restrictions on religion and the replacing of faith, cultural identity with a different loyalty I’ll of the Communist Party of China. This man has risen. These are places where adults wear uniforms add where they don’t go home at the end of the day, but sleep up to 10 room sharing a toilet with no idea how, many months or years it will be before they can return and to that families stay until You allow them to sound more like a prison, even if it’s a prison in which you can do some out. I think I think a definition of a prison isn’t about what happens inside describe me. We find some graffiti that reads. Oh my heart: don’t break. We’Ve decided not to use the image to protect whoever roses over the past few years of vast network of high-security facility as being built across China’s western region of xinjiang, surrounded by high walls and watchtowers in some of the places we are being taken to the satellite Images show that the internal security fencing and what look like watchtowers was taken down shortly before the toys for journalist began and empty exercise. Yards have been transformed into sports facilities on full display when we visit access to with their watchtowers and Bob wise stealing. They look much less like schools and we’re much less welcome, but xinjiang’s Muslims, the weeds, the kazakhs and others are being swept up. It seems for the mildest of beliefs and behaviors Cindy who now lives in Kazakhstan, spent more than a year in the Chinese count system. Just for having WhatsApp on her phone gambling, those we’ve been shown mostly, she was in much tough accounts, including this one. Can you see the pictures that China is showing the world of happy Muslims studying hard dancing even inside these four? He said they close schools. What do you think sindrome de angel, one wonders Mike these people have been told by the officials, play the final visit when they switch from Wiggles their mother tongue to Chinese lyrics written by President Xi. Jinping they’ve been convicted of a crime based no trial now believes it can determine the guilt in advance. I like food in the hydro Eagle Timothy that we have fun at sunset, need where told his job training? How long does it take to learn how to make a bed Diamond brainwashing? We are told that everyone gets one nights home leave every week with different groups of students going different days later. We find ourselves at the school gate at exactly the right time that one final question: why we don’t see any students leaving even preparing to leave in the next few minutes they will leave. We spoke earlier. You said the people lift everyday. I will government mind is call the principal over with our official tall now finished. We decide to return uninvited. To our surprise, we find a large group of men waiting silently in Rose just inside the gate. The buses start to arrive at that bus. It is evidence that some people are given home leave, but it’s also an insight into the scale of the system. This bus is full of men, just one village, where it disappears into a government compound the men. It seems our processed here before finally being given their freedom for the night heading home for a few hours. They can leave this behind long off the dock, the lights still done and the sound of thoughts be transformed, echos late Into the Night.
The BBC has been given rare access to the vast system of highly secure facilities thought to be holding more than a million Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang.

Authorities there insist they are just training schools. But the BBC’s visit uncovers important evidence about the nature of the system and the conditions for the people inside it.

The BBC’s China Correspondent John Sudworth sent this report.

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