Inside China’s secret ‘concentration camps’ where detainees ‘pray to president Xi Jinping'
  • Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:39

By BRIAN MCGLEENON
PUBLISHED: 05:59, Tue, May 28, 2019
UPDATED: 06:50, Tue, May 28, 2019

The Chinese state calls this policy of mass incarceration “transformation through education” but to Mr Elkun, China has been implementing a “genocide in slow motion”. The Secretary of the Uyghur tells of a day to day schedule of systematic humiliation within the camps, saying: “Every morning detainees are forced to give oaths of love to president Xi Jinping. They must sing songs praising the Chinese Communist Party and are told to pray to president Xi Jinping and previous communist Party leaders.”

Photographs have been smuggled out of Xinjiang province revealing Mosques with portraits of Xi Jinping commanding most of the usually image free wall space.

Mr Elkun sheds his anguish at not hearing from any family member from his homeland since the crackdown began in earnest in 2017.

He said: “Where is my mother, the Chinese government has cut off all communications, I have no idea of her fate”.

He added: “My friend’s cousin was held in a camp for a year and a half.

“He died quickly after release and we suspect he was forced to take an unknown medicine, some kind of bio-chemical.

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