Hacked files reveal Chinese “shoot-to-kill” policy in Uighur detention camps
BBC, 25 May 2022
A huge collection of data including images linked to China’s mistreatment of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities has been handed to the BBC.
The information was hacked from Chinese police computers. It includes evidence of a shoot-to-kill policy for anyone trying to escape from so-called “re-education” camps in the western region of Xinjiang.
Over the past few years more than a million Uighurs are believed to have been detained in the camps and made to undertake forced labour.
China denies claims of torture and carrying out forced sterilisations and abortions. It says claims that Uighurs are being mistreated and made to undertake forced labour are “entirely fabricated”.
Huw Edwards presents a BBC News at Ten special investigation by John Sudworth.