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Xinjiang’s ‘architecture of repression’ targets Muslim Uighurs (Al Jazeera)

In November of 2018, Anayit Abliz, a Muslim Uighur from China’s far western region of Xinjiang, was sentenced to three years in prison for using a file-sharing application called Zapya and a virtual private network (VPN) to communicate online the previous year.

During the months of detention leading to his conviction, the teenager’s family was subjected to intrusive surveillance, with their daily activities chronicled in a series of reports filed under the heading, ‘Situation regarding persons who are detained or going through re-education’.

Xinjiang’s ‘architecture of repression’ targets Muslim Uighurs | Uighur News | Al Jazeera