Aksu Internment Camp Was Former Hospital, Raising Fears Uyghur Detainees Are Used in Organ Trade

A screen shot of an Oct. 23, 2018 satellite image from Google Earth Pro that purportedly shows one of the internment camps outside of Aksu city with detainees lined up in the yard.  Adrian Zenz/Google

2020-11-18

A hospital for infectious diseases in Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu), in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has been turned into an internment camp as part of what some experts believe could be a system for harvesting organs from detainees.

Last week, Bahtiyar Omar, the director of the Norway-based Uyghur Transitional Justice Database (UTJD), provided RFA’s Uyghur Service with images from Google Earth Pro that clearly show the construction of camps and associated factories outside of the seat of Aksu prefecture between 2017 and 2019.

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