Waterboarding, sleep deprivation and hanging from ceilings: ex-policeman details China’s crackdown on Uyghur population

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Uyghur Muslims  were tortured, ordered to be raped by fellow prisoners, and hanged from cell ceilings as part of China’s “re-education” program in Xinjiang province, says a former Chinese police officer. 

In what appears to be the first eyewitness testimony by a Chinese official, the former detective spoke to the CNN about the extreme abuse used to extract ‘confessions’ from around 2 million Uyghurs rounded up by the Chinese state.

Speaking from an undisclosed location in Europe the man, identified only as Jiang, said he worked in one of hundreds of brutal internment camps scattered throughout far-western China.