In a video taken from the air, hundreds of prisoners can be seen blindfolded and shackled, sitting on the hard concrete floor with their skinheads bowed in an attitude of submission to the numerous guards of the Chinese communist regime who are watching them at a train station in the autonomous region of Xinjiang.
The group of prisoners is under the sun with their hands cuffed behind their backs, some of them slumped over or leaning sideways, according to the video posted on YouTube on Sept. 23 by The Guardian, taken from the “War on Fear” account.
Each prisoner wears a numbered blue, red or green vest on top of their clothes that identifies them with white letters and numbers. The video appears to have been taken in August 2018, according to The Guardian.
Xinjian is one of the five autonomous regions in China that together with other provinces and territorial divisions make up the country.
This region is home to many minority ethnic groups, including Uighurs. The old China Silk Road passed through this area.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been widely criticized for the millions of extrajudicial incarcerations of members of racial minorities or for religious persecution, such as the Uighurs, and Falun Dafa practitioners, among others.
These prisoners are often held in re-education camps and sentenced to forced labor where they are also tortured.