A former Chinese detective identified only as Jiang can’t sleep at night, says CNN. Jiang (not his real name) was one of 150,000 police officers paid double to work on an operation called Aid Xinjiang, beating Uighur Muslims and forcing them into the “re-education” camp system. In a three-hour interview, the whistleblower says he joined President Xi Jinping’s Strike Hard campaign to root out “terrorists” in 2014.
Jiang and his colleagues were told to treat Xinjiang “like a war zone”, and were given quotas. “If you want people to confess, you use the electric baton with two sharp tips on top,” he says. “We would tie two electrical wires on the tips and set the wires on their genitals while the person is tied up.” If anyone resisted arrest, officers would “hold the gun against his head and say, ‘If you move, you will be killed’”. Many new male prisoners were raped.