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China: Xinjiang Official Figures Reveal Higher Prisoner Count

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Guard towers on the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang region on April 23, 2021.    © AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein (New York) – The Chinese government has used its justice system to sentence and imprison an estimated half-million people during the brutal crackdown in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. While not all convicted prisoners faced political charges, the available figures indicate that the total number of people wrongfully imprisoned in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is much higher than generally…

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