In Hotan, documents show officials are expanding detention camps and increasing surveillance
The Luopu County No 1 Vocational Skills Training Centre is hard to miss. It emerges suddenly, a huge campus towering over hectares of farmland.
Outside the compound, surrounded by tall white concrete walls lined with barbed wire and surveillance cameras, a police car patrols while several guards carrying long batons stand watch. The centre, which straddles a highway, is bigger than most of the surrounding villages – about 170,000sq metres. A banner on one building says: “Safeguard ethnic unity.”
Internees listening to speeches at Lop County number 4 re-education center (“洛浦县第四教育培训中心”) in March of 2017. pic.twitter.com/2oDlZyMjVj