China’s Internment camps: examples

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On Tuesday, Radio Free Asia (RFA) marked the first confirmation of mass deaths in interment camps that have been set up across China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). RFA reported the following:

“At least 150 people have died over the course of six months while detained at an internment camp for mainly ethnic Uyghurs. A police officer confirmed the figure while RFA’s Uyghur Service was investigating unconfirmed reports that more than 200 people from a township in Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture’s Kuchar (Kuche) county had died in detention. The officer at the Kuchar County Police Department said that at least 150 had died at just one of the county’s four internment camps—the No. 1 Internment Camp in the Yengisher district of the county seat, about 10 kilometers (six miles) from Kuchar city center.”

The report further noted:

“The officer’s claim represents the largest number of detention-related deaths at any one internment camp since RFA first reported the existence of the XUAR’s vast network of camps, where authorities have held up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities accused of harboring ‘strong religious view’ and ‘politically incorrect’ ideas beginning in April 2017.”

While China first denied, then acknowledged and now has attempted to justify the fact that it has created interment camps, the true scale and number of those currently held against their will is likely more than 1.5 million. As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted earlier this month, “the Chinese Communist Party is detaining and abusing more than one million Uighur Muslims in internment camps in Xinjiang, the western region of China. The pages of George Orwell’s 1984 are coming to life there. I wish the NBA would acknowledge that.” Yet, as reports begin to seep out confirming the deaths, torture and human rights abuses that have occurred in the camps, the time for acknowledgment may soon come to an end, as it appears nothing short of action can prevent this coming genocide.

One cannot begin to grasp how this is possible in the 21st century until they look at the images of the camps themselves and read the stories of those that have escaped. The following is an example video of how quickly this process works in the creation of the camps, followed by images with various locations of the interment camps that can be located using the timeline feature on Google Earth Pro going back to early 2016. Above each image will be the coordinates that you can copy and paste into Google Earth Pro. The blue and red coloring of each individual corresponds with their gender, the former being men and the latter women. Click on each image to enlarge.

39.4692363 N, 76.0757854E

https://politicallyshort.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Camp1.mov


39°22’59.95″N, 75°52’50.63″E


43°59’34.60″N, 87°29’10.53″E


39°28’8.55″N, 76° 4’33.33″E


44° 4’4.81″N, 87°30’55.24″E

39°27’22.73″N, 76° 6’20.93″E


39°26’12.28″N, 76° 3’18.58″E


39°24’6.30″N, 75°56’41.77″E


39°22’8.45″N, 76° 1’29.28″E


37° 6’58.45″N, 79°58’11.64″E

39°22’56.37″N, 76° 4’15.65″E

37°50’46.22″N, 77°26’33.80″E

37°50’46.22″N, 77°26’33.80″E

39°22’53.78″N, 76° 4’19.50″E

Again, this is a small fraction of the hundreds, if not thousands of camps that exist today. Just as quick as they’re put up, they disappear but the stories of those forced into the camps lives on. We are only beginning to hear about them and what their real purpose actually is. Horrifically, it may have to do with organ harvesting.

For more coordinates, I highly recommend visiting the Xinjiang re-education camp database created by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute as well as Bitter Winter‘s website.

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