People's Republic of China Internment Camps Documentation

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Reported Internment Camps

Update in process, correlation of data provided in linked pages. Additional information welcomed.
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  • An online list posted to social media in July 2018 provided evidence of 73 reeducation facilities. These are numbered in the first column below and the data provided forms the basis of the Description column.

  • An article in China Brief (Vol. 18 Issue 10) by the Jamestown Foundation entitled "New Evidence for China's Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang" provided evidence of 73 reeducation facilities, not necessarily the same as the list above. Evidence contained in this report is contained in the linked pages as applicable.

  • Shawn Zhang has also documented the reeducation camps on Medium.com. The numbers assigned to the reeducation facilities discovered by Shawn are listed in the second column.

  • The numbers assigned to other reeducation facilities identified from other sources are listed in the third column.

  • Kashgar
    Hotan
    Ili
    Aksu & Kisilsu
    Other locations

    Map of East Turkestan (Xinjiang)

    Map of East Turkestan within the PRC

    Kashgar Prefecture Internment Camps

    Kashgar Prefecture is area in red in the map above.
    BTSZ- Coordinates Location Description
    12- 39°25'54.0"N
    76°03'20.7"E
    Kashgar City
    Doletbagh Township
    On 4 April 2017, Kashgar City Land Confiscation Center released a notice which said that some land would be confiscated in Doletbaugh Township's 11th Village and Yanbilaq village for reeducation camp project purposes.
    217-39°27'25.6"N
    76°02'31"E
    Kashgar Agricultural SchoolOn 9 August 2017, Kashgar Key Projects Management Center released a seismic retrofitting tender notice for three buildings in Kashgar Agricultural School, four buildings in finance and trade school and five buildings in hydraulic school. As mentioned in the notice, the project serial No. was KSS2017080857200101001, the total contract amount would be 19.85 million Yuan, the total GFA would be 24,800m² and all the buildings are believed to be used for reeducation purposes.
    319-39°28'09.5"N
    75°58'10.1"E
    Kashgar Finance & Trade school
    418-39°27'24.6"N
    75°58'31.2"E
    Kashgar Hydraulic School
    51- 39°21'33.1"N
    75°51'50.0"E
    Konasheher (Shufu) County Toqquuzaq Town
    Near Kashgar
    On 6 March 2017, Konasheher County Vocational School Management Bureau released a tender notice for constructing a 3,000 m² rehabilitation center in the complex.
    On 26 April 2017, the count's Judicial Bureau released another tender notice for architect, saying 26,855 m² new camp would be constructed and 35,000 m² camp would be repaired and extended, total construction amount would be 140 million Yuan.
    615-39°22'50.9"N
    76°04'41.6"E
    Konasheher (Shufu)On July 1, 2018 a report was released which said that here existed local apartment complex two years before and now turned into reeducation camps security facilities including watchtowers around the complex.
    713-39°22'55.42"N
    76°4'21.01"E
    Konasheher (Shufu)On June 23, 2018 a report was released which said this camp was originally used for vocational school purposes, but now half of the complex is for reeducation. In early 2018, a local news reported that 1000 people are in this facility for fully closed and militarized training.
    83-39°21'29.2"N
    76°03'4.1"E
    Yengisheher (Shule) County, Barin TownOn 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 would be 12.85 million Yuan and the location is Barin Township 13th village.
    9--UnknownUnknownYengisar CountyOn June 19, 2017 the local government released a tender notice for constructing the third part of the camp project and later the notice was deleted from the web.
    10--38°24'42.5"N
    77°08'43"E
    Yarkant County
    Ishqul Township
    On June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as a reeducation camp. Further sources and evidence are need for confirmation of the camp near Qaraqum village, Ishgul Township, Yarkant.
    1110-38°5'10.25"N
    77°06'46.21"E
    Poskan County
    Kuybagh Town
    On June 20, 2017 Poskan County Judicial Bureau released tender notice for consultant. The work scope was bounding wall with security facilities, improving electrical system, corridor isolating, installing security doors and building new dining hall, total Gross Floor Area (FGA) is 27.487 m² and total investment for this section is 22.25 million Yuan.
    124-37°55'0.4"N
    77°21'05.3"E
    Kargilik County
    Yitimlikum Township
    On August 15, 2017, Kargilik County Public Security Bureau released tender notice for architect, the project's Gross Floor Area is 82,000 m² and contract amount is 1.75 million Yuan.
    On November 13, 2017 Kargilik County Public Security Bureau released another tender notice for main contractor, the project included 821.93 m² armed police barracks, 10,000 m² parking area and some mechanical, electrical and plumbing work, total contract amount is 17 million Yuan.
    1320-37°51'04.3"N
    77°26'13.3"E
    Kargilik CountyThe Kargilik Reeducation Management Center released a tender notice for constructing new teaching buildings and related facilities in No. 7 and No. 8 reeducation centers, the total contract amount was 37.67 million Yuan. Mentioned in the notice, the new buildings are located to the south side of the No. 7 and No. 8 reeducation camps in Tetir Township.
    148-38°50'15.3"N
    77°42'26.9"E
    Mekit County
    Qumqisar Township
    On January 30, 2018 Mekit County released a tender notice for architect, the notice indicated the Gross Floor Area would be 46,167 m² and contract amount for the work would be 1.1 million Yuan. The address mentioned is Mekit County Qumqisar Township.
    15--UnknownUnknownYopurgha CountyOn August 7, 2017 Yorpurgha County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for constructing a bounding wall with security facilities, the contract amount would be 10 million Yuan.
    169-39°32'19.0"N
    76°42'50.1"E
    Peyzawat County
    Terim Township
    On October 10, 2017 Peyzawat County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for consultant, notice said the total investment would be 210 million Yuan and the work scope to include 65,000 m² education building, educating line, office building, dining hall, security system, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work.
    17--39°42'50.2"N
    78°02'31.2"E
    Maralbeshi CountyOn June 19, 2017 Maralbeshi County Judicial Bureau released tender notice for main contractor, work scope includes 2 police officer buildings, 2 prison house buildings, 2 armed police residential buildings, 2 teaching buildings, Gross Floor Area would be 20,267 m². total investment would be 17 million Yuan, the address is the original Maralbeshi Prison No 1 & 2 detention area.
    1816-39°49'31.0"N
    78°33'00.4"E
    Maralbeshi County
    vocational school
    On August 29, 2017 Maralbeshi County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for transforming teaching buildings and dormitory buildings, the total Gross Floor Area is 23,020 m² scope of work included plumbing, heating, fire protection, decoration, electrical and other supporting facilities.
    19--UnknownUnknownMaralbeshi County
    Original No. 3
    Primary School
    On September 30, 2017 Maralbeshi County released a tender notice for consultant, the notice said the reeducation camp would be located at the original No. 3 primary school and the contract amount was 7.5 million Yuan. Scope of the work included remodeling two dormitory buildings, one teaching building, armed police platform, the total Gross Floor Area is 9250 m² , also included building new rounding wall with security facilities, isolating zone, etc.
    Hotan Prefecture Internment Camps

    Hotan Prefecture is area in red in the map above.
    BTSZ- Coordinates Location Description
    206-37°06'42.5"N
    79°58'15.0"E
    Hotan City
    Yorungqash Town
    On April 25, 2017 Hotan Vocational School Management released a tender notice for supplier who could provide office electronic and consumable items, and other facilities mention in the notice. The notice mentioned the location is opposite the Xinming Mall. Some sources say this complex was used for vocational school purposes before, and changed into reeducation camp with tight security facilities.
    21--37°09'51.4"N
    79°51'55.0"E
    Hotan City
    Laskuy Town
    On June 19, 2017 it was reported this complex is a reeducation camp. Estimated the camp is located near China Highway 315, Laskuy Town, Hotan City, sources and evidence needed for confirmation. This camp is adjacent to Shawn Zhang's #30 below.
    -30-37°09'49.8"N
    79°52'00.9"E
    Hotan City
    Laskui Town
    Several evidences suggest there is a reeducation camp in Lasikui, Hotan.
    The news says a Uyghur was sent to education training center in Lasikui because he was influenced by three forces (of separatism, extremism and terrorism). This camp is adjacent to #21 above.
    22--UnknownUnknownHotan City
    Beijing Industrial Park
    In June 2018 the existence of this camp was estimated by public information, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    235-37°14'59.2"N
    79°50'53.0"E
    Hotan County
    Yengierig Township
    On December 16, 2017, Tenesun Co. Ltd from Jiangsu Province heat pumps (KFXRS-68IIB-a, 58 pieces) for 10 buildings in the camp. Source: company ad
    24--37°15'40.2"N
    79°44'40.7"E
    Qaraqash County
    No. 2 Middle School
    Qaraqash County No. 2 Middle School was built a few years ago and changed to reeducation camp. Public information says the government mostly holding older and sick people and so-called wild preachers in this complex. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    2521-37°15'07.9"N
    79°43'18.8"E
    Qaraqash County
    vocational school
    On August 9, 2017 Qaraqash County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for architect, the notice said the original logistics park will be transformed, the original county vocational school would be transformed and new buildings would be built, the notice mention the capital source as loan.
    26--UnknownUnknownQaraqash County Logistics Park
    27--37°13'47.9"N
    79°44'17.1"E
    Qaraqash (Karakax) County near railway stationPublic information indicates the existence of a reeducation camp near Qaraqash railway station, and the coordinates estimated accordingly, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    287-37°06'42.7"N
    79°38'30.9"E
    Qaraqash County
    Saybagh Township
    On August 10, 2017 Qaraqash county judicial bureau released a tender notice for architect, notice mentioned Building No. 1 of 2nd section would be 5 floors high and Gross Floor Area would be 8,872.09 m², Building No. 2 would be 8,947.76 m². The locals call the place as Bostankol and many people believe this camp is one of the biggest in the county with around 10,000 people, and the government mostly locked up young men here.
    29--37°16'22.2"N
    79°42'42.1"E
    Qaraqash County
    Manglay Township
    Public information says the county's communist party school changed to reeducation camp before 2015 and is still in use. The location is Qayash village, Manglay Township, Qaraqash. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    30--Unknown Qaraqash County
    Urchi Township
    Public information indicates the presence of a reeducation camp for women in this township, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    31--Unknown Guma CountyOn May, 31, 2017 Radio Free Asia reported the tragic fate of Osman Tursun, who is a German Uyghur citizen, his three sons and relatives were locked up in prison and reeducation camps in Guma County, Hotan.
    32--37°6'13.64"N
    80°10'50.15"E
    Lop County
    Lop Town
    June 19, 2018 reported as a reeducation camp, the location is near Tapan Village, Lop Town, Lop County, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    33--UnknownUnknownKeriye CountyOn May 12, 2017, the Keriye local government released a tender notice for main contractor in order to build a reeducation camp. related tender notice deleted from the web.
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    Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture Internment Camps

    Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture is area in red in the map above.
    BTSZ- Coordinates Location Description
    34--43°53'54.9"N
    81°18'23.6"E
    Ghulja City
    Flax Factory
    On April 20, 2017 Radio Free Asia revealed the names of some reeducation camps in Ghulja City in a telephone interview including the flax factory which had already been turned into a reeducation camp.
    35--43°54'13.3"N
    81°18'54.6"E
    Ghulja City
    Communist Party School
    36--43°54'10.9"N
    81°18'55.4"E
    Ghulja City
    Institute of Finance
    37--43°54'33.4"N
    81°19'12.8"E
    Ghulja City
    Su Derwaza Hospital
    38--UnknownUnknownGhulja City
    Karadong Township
    39--43°55'18.4"N
    81°20'26.2"E
    Ghulja City
    Yengihavat camps
    Public information, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    40--43°55'58.4"N
    81°20'54"E
    Ghulja City Armed Forces department complexPublic information, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    41--43°57'12.3"N
    81°15'19.8"E
    Ghulja City
    Bayanday Town armed forces department complex
    Public information, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    42--UnknownUnknownGhulja CityOn July 1, 2017 the local government of Dadamtu Township, Ghulja City reported news which attached a photo showing the name of the complex as a training base, this complex is being used for reeducation purposes.
    43--UnknownUnknownGhulja CountyOn May 30, 2018 Radio Free Asia reported the tragic fate of Nurbiye Nurtay who is studying in Malaysia, Nurbiye Nurtay said her mother was locked up in the camp just for receiving her phone call from Malaysia,
    44--44°00'5.7"N
    81°31'52.4"E
    Ghulja CountyOn June 19, 2018 reported the complex as a reeducation camp located near Dongmehelle village, Jeliluzi Town, Ghulja County, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    45--UnknownUnknownNilka CountyOn June 7, 2018 Radio Free Asia reported that Abdureshit Seley, who is a famous preacher in the county, died in a camp in the county and his corpse was returned to his family from the camp.
    46--UnknownUnknownTekes CountyTekes County government released a tender notice for a main contractor, the related sources deleted from the web.
    47--43°48'23.67"N
    81°9'21.19"E
    Chapchal Sibe Autonomous CountyOn June 19, 2018 XPCC (Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps or Bingtuan) 4th division released a tender notice for contractor, the work scope was security and CCTV facilities for the camp
    48--UnknownUnknownChochek CityOn June 17, 2018 a man said his parents were locked up in Chocheck City in Tarbagaghatay Prefecture, he said no exact location and further information, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    49--UnknownUnknownDorbiljin CountyOn September 28, 2017 Dorbiljin County released a tender notice for supplier who can supply police equipment for the reeducation camp's check box.
    Aksu and Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture Internment Camps

    Aksu and Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefectures is area in red in the map above.
    BTSZ- Coordinates Location Description
    50--UnknownUnknownAqto (Akto) CountyOn September 13, 2017 Akto County released a tender notice for main contractor, The work scope was the 2nd session of the camp as mentioned in the notice, the notice has been deleted from the web.
    5122-39°08'52.5"N
    75°57'08"E
    Aqto (Akto) CountyOn May 17, 2017 the Aqto County government released a report for a vocational school in this county, the report said the school was confiscated for reeducation purposes. The complex was renamed No. 6 reeducation camp.
    52--UnknownUnknownUlughchat (Ulugqat) CountyOn March 9, 2017 Ulughchat County released a tender notice for purchasing reeducation camp police equipment, the notice still exists in Baidu
    53--UnknownUnknownAksu CityOn February 27, 2018 a Uyghur man told Radio Free Asia that his fourteen relatives were imprisoned and thirteen of them were locked up in reeducation camps. He said his brother Abdureshit Turdi (52 years old) was sentence to 16 years, his brother Ahmet Turdi (47 years old) was sentenced to seven years, Amangul Aydek 21 years, Muhtarhan seven years. Coordinates need to be confirmed.
    54--41°4'44.79"N
    80°23'45.25"E
    Aksu CityOn June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    55--41°45'10.8"N
    83°1'14"E
    Kuchar County
    Ishxila Town
    On June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    5614-41°13'57.98"N
    82°49'52.22"E
    Shayar (Xayar) County Gulbagh TownOn June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as reeducation camp, the location is Akerik village, Gulbagh Town, Shayer, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    57--UnknownUnknownShayar (Xayar) CountyThere exists a photo of the door plate for the camp showing the name of the complex.
    58--UnknownUnknownKalpun CountyOn June 28, 2018 Radio Free Asia reported there are at least three reeducation camps in this county, as mentioned in a telephone interview, one camp is located near to the passenger traffic depot, one is in Yurchi Township, and it reported 2,000 people were detained in the camps in Yurchi Township alone.
    59--UnknownUnknownKalpun County
    60--UnknownUnknownKalpun County Yurchi Township
    61--41°46'15.73"N
    81°49'27.30"E
    Bay County Michigh TownshipOn June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as a reeducation camp, the location is Michigh Township, Bay, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    --A1UnknownUnknownOnsu CountyAccording to RFA news, housed in a recently constructed four-story building located approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the seat of Onsu county in Yangaq Plaza, and holds around 10,000 inmates. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    --A2UnknownUnknownOnsu CountyAccording to RFA news,located in Jam Bazar village and holds around 7,000 people. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    --A3UnknownUnknownOnsu CountyAccording to RFA news, a third camp, holding around 5,000 people, is located in Qizil Bazar village, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) outside of the seat of Onsu county and some 17 kilometers (10 miles) outside of Aksu city. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    --A4UnknownUnknownOnsu CountyAccording to RFA news, the fourth camp, known as the Party School Re-Education Camp is located inside of Onsu township and holds 1,000. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    --A541°16'0.55"N
    80°14'50.78"E
    Onsu CountyAccording to RFA news, the fifth camp, known as the No. 2 Middle School Re-Education Camp because it is housed in a four-story former school building, is located inside of Onsu township and holds 7,000 people. Sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    Internment Camps in Other Locations
    BTSZ- Coordinates Location Description
    62--UnknownUnknownKorla City
    Xincheng Subdistrict
    On March 18, 2018 Radio Free Asia reported the tragic fate of an Uyghur woman Patigul Dawat before taken to a reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    63--41°42'30.6"N
    86°16'43.9"E
     Korla CityOn June 19, 2918 this complex was reported as a reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    64--42°18'27.9"N
    86°20'37.9"E
     Hejing CountyOn June 22, 2018 Hejing County Judicial Bureau released a tender notice for repairing and extending the existing complex, the address mentioned as Hejing County Laburun Park
    65--UnknownUnknownBugur (Luntai) CountyOn June 4, 2018 Radio Free Asia reported on the death of 24-year old Nurimangul Memet who died in a reeducation camp in Bugur County.
    66--UnknownUnknownLopnur CountyLocal government officials attended a new reeducation camps' opening ceremony in Lopnur, related photos and news widely spread in social media and testified to the existence of these camps.
    67--UnknownUnknownChaqiliq (Ruoqiang) CountyOn February 27, 2018 Chaqiliq County civil project management center released a tender notice for building rehabilitation center which is believed to be a reeducation camp now, the total investment was 4.19 million Yuan and the work scope included remodeling 560m² rooms, 450 meters wall with security facilities and painting, etc.
    68--UnknownUnknownTurpanOn June 21, 2017 public information mentioned a reeducation camp in the city, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    69--42°58'14.2"N
    90°23'16.4"E
     PichanIn June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as a reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    70--UnknownUnknownUrumchi, Saybagh DistrictOn June 15, 2017 Urumchi Saynagh district released a tender notice for repairing the existing reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.
    71--43°23'2.12"N
    88°17'11.6"E
     Urumchi, Dabancheng DistrictOn August 11, 2017 Urumchi Dabancheng district released an award notice for the project's power system design, notice deleted.
    72--UnknownUnknownChangjiOn June 22, 207 Changji released a tender notice for main contractor, later the notice deleted.
    73--44°27'1.47"N
    84°57'53.37"E
     KuytunOn June 19, 2018 this complex was reported as a reeducation camp, sources and evidence needed for confirmation.