China footage reveals hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners

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China footage reveals hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners

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Disturbing video. Even more so because this is purported to be happening in the land of our "best friend and partner."

China footage reveals hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners
Video shows what appear to be Uighur or other minority prisoners led away by police

Lily Kuo in Beijing

Mon 23 Sep 2019 07.56 BST
Last modified on Mon 23 Sep 2019 10.14 BST

Footage shows hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in China – video

Drone footage has emerged showing police leading hundreds of blindfolded and shackled men from a train in what is believed to be a transfer of inmates in Xinjiang.

The video, posted anonymously on YouTube last week, shows what appear to be Uighur or other minorities wearing blue and yellow uniforms, with cleanly shaven heads, their eyes covered, sitting in rows on the ground and later being led away by police. Prisoners in China are often transferred with handcuffs and masks covering their faces.

Nathan Ruser, a researcher with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s international cyber policy centre, used clues in the footage, including landmarks and the position of the sun, to verify the video, which he believes was shot at a train station west of Korla in south-east Xinjiang in August last year.

Much of the focus of international criticism of China’s far-reaching anti-terrorism campaign in Xinjiang has centred on the extrajudicial detentions of more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in internment and political re-education camps.

The number of formal arrests and prison sentences has also increased. According to analysis by the New York Times, local courts sentenced 230,000 people to prison or other punishments in 2017 and 2018, as the campaign got under way. Xinjiang accounts for less than 2% of the country’s population but about 21% of all arrests in 2017.

Ruser said the detainees were most likely being transferred to prisons in Korla from Kashgar, where the crackdown has been particularly severe. The area is believed to be home to several re-education camps but fewer detention centres.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ers-uighur
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Wish I could view that.
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It gets worse.
China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplants, a senior lawyer told the U.N.
By Emma Batha

LONDON, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A senior lawyer called on Tuesday for the top United Nations human rights body to investigate evidence that China is murdering members of the Falun Gong spiritual group and harvesting their organs for transplant.

Hamid Sabi called for urgent action as he presented the findings of the China Tribunal, an independent panel set up to examine the issue, which concluded in June that China's organ harvesting amounted to crimes against humanity.

Beijing has repeatedly denied accusations by human rights researchers and scholars that it forcibly takes organs from prisoners of conscience and said it stopped using organs from executed prisoners in 2015.

But Sabi, Counsel to the China Tribunal, told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that forced organ harvesting had been committed "for years throughout China on a significant scale ... and continues today".

The harvesting has involved "hundreds of thousands of victims", mainly practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, he said, adding that detainees from China's ethnic Uighur minority were also targeted.

"Victim for victim and death for death, cutting out the hearts and other organs from living, blameless, harmless, peaceable people constitutes one of the worst mass atrocities of this century," Sabi said.
http://news.trust.org/item/20190924165311-bbn37/
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