Xinjiang Police Files

Unprecedented evidence from internal police networks in China’s Xinjiang region proves prison-like nature of re-education camps, shows top Chinese leaders’ direct involvement in the mass internment campaign.

Why is this important? 

The Xinjiang Police Files are a major cache of speeches, images, documents and spreadsheets obtained by a third party from confidential internal police networks. They provide a groundbreaking inside view of the nature and scale of Beijing's secretive campaign of interning between 1-2 million Uyghurs and other ethnic citizens in China's northwestern Xinjiang region.

The files have been authenticated through peer-reviewed scholarly research. Investigative research teams from over a dozen global media outlets have also verified portions of the data.

What's in the leak?

Images of detainees
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Personal records
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Detainee records
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Camp police instructions
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Explore the Files

Watch as Dr. Adrian Zenz, an international expert on internal Chinese government documents and the Xinjiang internment campaign, breaks down the contents of the Xinjiang Police Files, why they are important, and how civil society and governments should respond.

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Sayragul Sauytbay, a Kazakh from Xinjiang, was forced to teach detainees in a re-education camp from November 2017 to March 2018. During that time, she witnessed terrible abuses. An artist combined her hymn with images from the Xinjiang Police Files to create this music video – a call for “help from the world.”

Video Copyright: Sayragul Sauytbay
Images: Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation