People's Republic of China Internment Camps Documentation

Our mission is to end the human rights abuses in East Turkestan (aka Xinjiang) and put an end to the concentration / reeducation camps.

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Camp 8

Yengisheher (Shule) County, Barin Town
39°21'29.2"N, 76°03'4.1"E

On June 21, 2018 Yengisheher County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for constructing a 4,943 m² building in the camp. Mentioned in the notice, the contract amount wold be 12.85 million Yuan and the location is Barin Township 13th village.

On 31 May 2018 the Economist included satellite footage of the 'Shule County Chengnan Training Center' in a lengthy article it published on China's 'apartheid with Chinese characteristics'.
We have tracked this camp's enormous growth since the Economist article featured satellite imagery of the camp. Since March 2018 - which was the date the satellite image was taken from - the facility has more than doubled in size. Across the 2.5-year time period covered in this report, the facility has grown from 5 to 24 buildings or wings. Its total floor size has increased during that period from 12,200 m² to 129,600 m². This represents an increase in size of 1062.3%.
The camp is described in official documents as a 'transformation through education' facility, and a tender shows the involvement of the Shule County Justice Bureau. Through satellite and imagery analysis, the camp's physical features - including barricaded facilities, watchtowers, and enclosures surrounded by barbed-wire fencing - can be clearly seen.
But the evidence base for this facility goes beyond satellite imagery, tenders and floor sizes. In addition, we have matched our satellite images to the first-hand accounts, street-view imagery and video footage published by religious freedom advocacy group Bitter Winter in September 2018.
Bitter Winter's evidence highlights several key features of the facility. Footage from newly constructed buildings shows the scale of the camp. The reporting detailed the structure of these facilities. Each floor consists of 28 rooms, and each room is monitored by two security cameras.
Read the rest of the ASPI Case Study for Shule County Chengnan Training Center at: https://www.aspi.org.au/report/mapping-xinjiangs-re-education-camps

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February 15, 2017
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July 23, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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July 13, 2018
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Time lapse image from ASPI case study

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