China has admitted it has at least 1,000 concentration camps for political dissidents, including at least 200 in Tibet, where a series of attacks on government buildings has been blamed on Chinese authorities.
A report released late last week by the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights, David Kaye, said there were at least 7,000 Chinese political prisoners in China, of whom about 1,500 are in camps in Xinjiang.
The report said China is keeping the camps secret.
The government has yet to respond to the Kaye report, which also found that about 2,000 people were killed in China during the Great Leap Forward in the 1960s.
China has denied the claims.
The United States has accused China of widespread human rights abuses.
China has denied it.
In the past, China has said it did not torture anyone, but it was a practice that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.