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New Xinjiang strategy: prison instead of re-education

The internment camp in Korla, in the heart of Xinjiang. It consists of 36 buildings, including sports grounds. Satellite image from 27.02.2023; source: Vertical52.

The number of Uyghur detained in the re-education camps in Xinjiang has apparently decreased drastically. Investigations by Xinjiang researchers suggest that only a few tens of thousands of people may still be detained in these camps. However, the number of legally convicted prisoners in local prisons has simultaneously climbed dramatically to several hundred thousand.

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