Monday, October 7, 2019

Disturbing footage shows hundreds of blindfolded prisoners sitting on floor in China

A disturbing video shows hundreds of blindfolded prisoners being led from a train in China with their heads shaved.

The drone footage, posted online anonymously last week, shows hundreds of men, mostly dressed in purple and orange vests with the words "Kashgar Detention Center" printed on them.

They can be seen seating in rows on the ground of what seems to be a large courtyard outside a train station.

With their heads shaved and their hands bound behind their backs, all of the men wear black blindfolds over their eyes while dozens of police officers surround them.

It is unclear why the men are being held by authorities.

Some of the prisoners are then filmed as police officers escort them outside the station.

The video has raised concerns over the treatment of on Muslim Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang.