Week Ending December 25, 2020

1. More information regarding the medicines covered in the previous weeks’ news (used Chinese government’s coercive measures to mandate Uyghurs to take) has been revealed

According to the information obtained by the Uyghur Information Center (Uyghurinfo.org) on December 21, 2020, it was further confirmed that there were two types of medicines that Uyghurs were forced to take under the pretext of the virus – one was a Chinese medicine and the other was a capsule. The medicines have been taken three times a day under the supervision of district cadres. In addition, saliva samples have been taken orally three times a day.

2. New camps are being constructed at a furious pace under the pretext of the COVID-19

According to the information obtained by the Uyghur Information Center (Uyghurinfo.org) on December 17, 2020, the notices by Chinese government have been issued in major Uyghur cities, including Urumqi, Korla , Kashgar and Aksu, to re-establish the so-called infectious-disease-isolation treatment centers with capacity ranging from 3 thousand to 30 thousand patients. Under the pretext of the COVID-19, these new camps are being built at a furious pace. Recently, a 6,000-patient isolation hospital, a 10,000-patient hospital, and a 3,000-patient hospital were built in Dawanqing (in south of Urumqi), Kashgar and Atush, respectively. All this is making Uyghurs panicked even more.

3. Uyghurs are being continuously taken to camps

According to the information obtained by the Uyghur Information Center (Uyghurinfo.org) on December 21, 2020, the Chinese government keeps sending Uyghurs to camps. A niece of an Uyghur living in exile, who did not want to be identified (due to possible Chinese government retaliation), has been taken back to camp. The woman, who was taken back to the camp, was sentenced to prison for 20 years. Her husband is already in prison and her three children are homeless now. According to the information obtained by the Center, if any of the camp detainees gets sick or injured and needs to be hospitalized, the medical expenses of the detainee must be paid by the detainee’s family.

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