The Uyghur rights advocate and former web administrator is nearing the start of the eighth year of a life term in prison.
The daily classes keep tabs on Uyghurs who are not suspected of committing any offenses.
Tursun Ablet was told he could spend up to five years in a camp unless he learned the lyrics.
A Kazakh national recalls seven months in detention in Xinjiang for alleged ‘terrorist activities.’
Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, had been detained about 40 days before his death.
‘Overflow’ led authorities to truck as many as 640 inmates to alternate camps, a source said.
The system notifies police via linked security cameras when individuals roam too far from ‘safe areas.’
A local security chief says more than 30,000 are from Kashgar city alone.
Sources say existing conditions are worsened in the region’s overcrowded facilities.
Accused by China of promoting separatism, the Uyghur academic had only asked Beijing to uphold its own autonomy laws, supporters say.
Halmurat Ghopur is being investigated for exhibiting ‘nationalistic tendencies,’ sources say.
Local officials had said detainees would be freed after the sensitive annual meeting.
US lawmakers warn Washington to avoid condoning restrictions in the name of counterterrorism.
The men were accused of acts of ‘extremism,’ including unauthorized religious pilgrimages.
A Uyghur former village chief says Party loyalty couldn’t save his family from a crackdown.
They live in cramped quarters while as many as 1,000 detainees are admitted every few days.
The missing man was a former Chinese government official who recently emigrated to neighboring Kazakhstan, falling foul of a crackdown by authorities in Xinjiang.