Images of Security Drills and Police Work

The Xinjiang Police Files include a large amount of original image material from the region. Given that the files were obtained from computer networks operated by the police, most of them depict or describe various types of police operations. This includes internment camp security drills, general security drills, safety exercises, surveillance camera screenshots, and so on. We provide SHA-256 checksums for each file to allow users to distinguish originals from potentially manipulated files.

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  • Ahtam Village security drill
  • Sarkop Township security drill
  • Mosque surveillance camera screenshots
  • Images of security forces in Kashgar
  • Tekes county police incident response circles
  • Tekes county school fire and safety drill
  • Chinese government confiscated "illegal Items"

Police officers and auxilliary police perform marching drills and train with riot shields and clubs in Aqtam Village.

Police officials lead auxilliary police troops in Sarqobu Village, Zhaosu County in a “show of force” drill with riot control equipment on a snowy day on January 20, 2018.

A surveillance feed of the Third Group South Mosque in Gulbage Village shows comprehensive coverage of the mosque premises and monitoring of worshippers during a prayer ceremony.

Chinese special police transport vehicles and street patrols hold a “show of force” drill in full police gear.

Images included as part of security instruction materials show circles indicating the radius within which police teams must respond to and suppress “terrorist attacks”: black (3 minutes), red (4 minutes), and blue (4+ minutes).

Police cadres conduct incident-suppression and safety inspections, test communications and monitoring systems, and conduct security drills in Tekes County.

Religious items confiscated by police as “illegal” contraband include prayer rugs, religious texts, handwritten verses from the Quran, hijabs, long dresses, and an elementary school notebook containing Uyghur language exercises.

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