FAQ

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 Xinjiang Police Files were obtained by a third party from the outside through hacking into computer systems operated by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of the counties of Konasheher (shufu xian 疏附县), located in Kashgar Prefecture, and Tekes (tekesi xian 特克斯县) in Ili Prefecture, both regions traditionally dominated by ethnic groups. The person who unexpectedly reached out to the author to provide the files acted on a solely individual basis, attached no conditions to their provision or publication, and wishes to remain anonymous due to personal safety concerns. While some of the material had been stored in encrypted form, the individual was able to decrypt part of the files through mechanisms that were communicated to the author. The author himself was not involved in any part of the process required to obtain or decrypt the files.

The Xinjiang Police Files have been analyzed and authenticated by a research team led by Dr. Adrian Zenz from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation as well as through peer-reviewed scholarly research and investigative research teams from several major global media outlets.

VOC researchers created checksums of the files and photos using the sha1sum Unix utility. These are available for verification here and here respectively. Photos displayed on this website were light and color corrected in bulk using Adobe Lightroom.

Yes, a summary of the Xinjiang Police Files can be downloaded in English and Chinese

Yes, the Xinjiang Police Files Press Release can be downloaded here

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