Meanwhile, authorities in a nearby county are specifically targeting state employees for detention.
They say ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the region are facing a ‘human rights crisis.’
Around 22,000 people are held in three camps in Toqsun township, a police station employee says.
His death highlights how mass detentions in the region have left children to fend for themselves.
The man’s brother says he was targeted for holding on to assets after the fund’s forced closure.
His tenants have been told to go back to Xinjiang, where authorities will be told of their 'situation," a police source says.
Panel members question a Chinese delegation over mass detentions and religious restrictions.
The detainees are held in three well-fortified facilities on the outskirts of the county seat.
An audio recording provides a rare glimpse into Beijing’s justification for the camp network.
An official says there are no plans to release the approximately 6,000 detainees.
New estimates suggest 30 percent of the region’s Uyghurs are made to undergo political ‘re-education' in camps or daily sessions.
State media reports on the proposal, as well as a plan to outfit Muslim pilgrims with GPS devices.