The Xinjiang Police Files

Images of Detainees

The Xinjiang Police Files contain an encrypted archive with images of several thousand persons taken in the first half of 2018 at police stations and detention centers in Konasheher county, Kashgar prefecture – a region in southern Xinjiang that is predominantly inhabited by the Uyghur people. In 2018, these regions were ordered to photograph a substantial share of the population as part of biometric data collection. Each image filename contains a timestamp and the person’s government ID number.

The Files also contain about 450 spreadsheets from the region that corroborate the identity of the depicted persons. They reveal that in 2018, at least 12.1 percent of all ethnic adults in the county were in detention – including 2,884 of the photographed persons. Among them are 15 minors. The youngest detained person depicted in these images is a 15-year old girl, and the oldest a 73-year old woman. The VOC research team led by Dr. Adrian Zenz analyzed and authenticated the material. [Read related research paper]

Some of these 2,884 persons were probably photographed prior to their detention, others likely during their internment. 

Since these persons are victims, the full set of 2,884 images is made available on this website in original form (automatic contrast/color improvement was applied). Images have been watermarked to prevent manipulation. Image captions show basic available information about internment status. They also show the checksum of each original image file, which can be used to assess whether copies that may be circulating in other public spaces have been manipulated. Original filenames have been truncated for privacy reasons so as to not reveal each person’s full ID number. 

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帕提古丽·拜合提

Patigul Behti

Age: 27

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: Industrial Park

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艾力·依地热斯

Eli Idris

Age: 58

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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阿瓦妮萨·亚尼塔克

Hawanisa Yantaq

Age: 28

Internment status: Imprisonment

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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尼沙姑丽·吾布力

Nisagul Obul

Age: 27

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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伊丽米古荪·奥斯曼

(Imingulsun) Osman

Age: 52

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: Industrial Park K

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阿瓦姑丽·麦麦提

Hawagul Memet

Age: 52

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: Industrial Park

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阿卜杜伊木·艾则孜

Abduyim Eziz

Age: 50

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: Detention Facility

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阿布力海提·卡孜的女儿

Zeytunigul Ablehet

Age: 17

Internment status: Detained

Location interned: Industrial Park B4-09

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帕提古丽·巴克

Patigul Baqi

Age: 51

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: Industrial Park

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阿达来提·赛来

Adilet Seley

Age: 28

Internment status: Imprisonment

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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麦麦提艾力·阿布力皮孜

Memeteli Ablipiz

Age: 22

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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热孜瓦尼姑丽·巴吐尔

Rizwangul Batur

Age: 21

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: Industrial Park

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努尔艾力·图尔荪

Nureli Tursun

Age: 22

Internment status: Detained

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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帕提古丽·托合提

Patigul Tohti

Age: 30

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: Detention Facility

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阿依努尔·克尤穆

Aynur Qeyyum

Age: 28

Internment status: Re-education

Location interned: Industrial Park

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克尤穆·阿布都克热穆

Qeyyum Abdukerim

Age: 48

Internment status: Preliminarily sentenced

Location interned: New Internment Camp

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