China has intensified repression against Uyghur Muslims. According to media reports, Chinese soldiers and police are detaining Muslim women who are using WhatsApp or Gmail. The Chinese government is calling them ‘pre-criminals’, that is, people who can commit serious crimes in the future. It is also being called as cyber crime. These antics of China have been revealed in a new book ‘In the Camps: China’s High-Tech Pinal Colony’.
A student revealed
A report has been published by ‘Business Insider’ about this book. Although WhatsApp and Gmail cannot be used in China, because there are government networks and media platforms, but some people use them through a virtual private network (VPN). A Chinese student living in Washington went to Xinjiang. There he used WhatsApp and Gmail. Later, the Chinese police arrested him and put him in jail. The incident is from late 2017. According to this student named Vera Zhou, she was in jail even during the 2018 New Year.
release after 6 months
Zhou spent six months in jail and was later released on the condition that she would follow the rules and register her attendance with the local administration daily. There are Uyghur and Hui Muslim communities in China. The Chinese government keeps a close eye on these. About one million Chinese Muslims are in custody and the stories of their torture have come to the world many times.
According to Zhou, 11 more Muslim women were detained along with him. The Chinese government enacted a pre-criminals law in 2017. Based on this, thousands of people are taken into custody.
According to the report, hi-tech monitoring of most people in China is done so that they cannot take part in any kind of online activity against the government. Those who have the slightest suspicion are detained and tortured under the Pre-Criminals Act. Internet providers have also been asked in this law to provide the data of users to the government.
According to a woman, she had installed WhatsApp. Thereafter he was taken into custody. This woman was chatting on WhatsApp with her colleague in Kazakhstan. The other woman was doing a Gmail login for the child’s school.