Internment Camp Assigned Uyghur Forced Laborers to Xinjiang Textile Factory: OfficialNovember 14, 2019
“More than a dozen Uyghurs have been assigned to work in a factory in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) from a local internment camp, according to officials, bolstering reports that government policy is shifting from mass incarceration to forced labor in the region.”
““They are housed in dormitories,” the source said, adding that whether or not workers are allowed to go home “depends on their circumstances.”
“I heard that some people go home once a week, others once a month, and some once every three months.””
“While people who work at similar textile factories can earn up to 5,000 yuan (U.S. $710) a month, the source told RFA that most who are assigned to work through internment camps make nothing at all until they “complete their training.”
“There are a few people who receive low wages,” the source said.