‘Being young’ leads to detention in China’s Xinjiang region

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Chinese authorities using a data-driven ‘predictive policing’ network to intern people from Muslim minorities

A rare leak of a prisoner list from a Chinese internment camp shows how a government data programme targets Muslim minorities for detention over transgressions that include simply being young, or speaking to a sibling living abroad.

The database obtained by Human Rights Watch (HRW) sheds new light on how authorities in Xinjiang region use a vast “predictive policing” network, that tracks individuals’ personal networks, their online activity and daily life.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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