20 July 2020 06:31
The hundreds of Uighur men sit in rows, bound and blindfolded, as they await the next move. One by one they are hauled to their feet by guards and then moved on to awaiting trains. The video, recorded in secret by a drone, was shown yesterday morning to the Chinese ambassador on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Apparently somewhat taken aback, Liu Xiaoming's immediate reaction was to claim that it was a routine prison transfer, or even fake. "I do not know where you got this videotape," he said.
"Sometimes you have a transfer of prisons and prisoners, in any country." He then accused the West of "making false accusations against China". The Chinese government has repeatedly denied that it has mistreated the Uighurs,