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Leaked CCP files document mass detentions

XINJIANG:The documents detail the brutal crackdown on Uighurs, and suggest that there has been some discontent within the CCP about the repression

AFP, BEIJING

The leak “confirms in black and white, in the party’s own words, its conscious and systematic extrajudicial mass internment of Muslims in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an expert on ethnic relations in China and a professor at Melbourne’s La Trobe University.

The documents show that “there was resistance on a local level” with local officials who disagreed with the policy facing punishment or being purged, Leibold said.

The fact that the documents were leaked is “a significant indicator that there are many inside the party who think this is an unwise policy and wish to hold Xi Jinping and Chen Quanguo accountable,” he said.

Additional reporting by the Guardian

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