The following are themed lists of victims, intended to focus on specific groups not identifiable solely by the database's tag system.

Deaths (2017-)

Count: 75

The list dedicated to keeping track of victim deaths from the current repressions (January 2017 to the present).

Eyewitness accounts

Count: 30

All testimonies that contain eyewitness accounts of the situation in Xinjiang, including the conditions and life inside the region's detention facilities.

Victims for journalists/delegates to visit or inquire about

Count: 82

This is a list of victims whose situation is particularly dire and who require full international attention, as well as those victims whose relatives abroad have requested the direct intervention of foreign journalists/delegates. Finding or meeting these victims may be difficult, as such meetings are likely to reveal precisely what the Xinjiang authorities do not want the outside world to see, but should nevertheless be attempted for that very reason. Interested parties may contact for further information.

Exemplary first-person testimonies

Count: 6

Longer testimonies that stand out by the care and detail they were written with. Only those submitted by the testifier directly are included.

Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019)

Count: 263

Starting from September 2018, there has been a noted increase in detainees being released from concentration camps, with December 2018 and January 2019 in particular having large numbers documented. This list seeks to look at this time period and these particular detainees.

Forced labor cases

Count: 86

All testimonies that mention forced job placement / labor or talk about victims who have undergone this.


Count: 6

List of deceased victims for whom the cause of death was suicide.

Examples of international / media pressure on Xinjiang authorities

Count: 65

In a number of cases, there appears to be a curious coincidence between media, grassroots, and individual attention to a particular case and the Xinjiang authorities acting relatively positively towards this victim not long after. This list notes all the testimonies that mention such occurrences.

Victims with foreign residence

Count: 330

All victims who have previously obtained a residence permit abroad.

Relatives of Radio Free Asia reporters

Count: 31

Relatives of reporters who work for Radio Free Asia's Uyghur-language service (the majority, if not all, believed to be detained because of their relatives' work).

Memetrasul Hesen's relatives

Count: 29

The relatives of naturalized Kyrgyz citizen Memetrasul Hesen, some of whom have been detained and most of whom have been missing and out of contact for over 2-3 years.

15-day arrests

Count: 25

All testimonies that mention 15-day arrests (this is typically the length of an administrative detention session).

Covered in international media

Count: 384

All victims who have been written about in major international media outlets.

Chinese state media

Count: 101

Testimonies derived from reports in Chinese state media. We include these people in the database as they appear to be individuals who have gone through "re-education" and are being used by the state in a counter-propaganda drive. However, given the possibility that they may be actors or people who have been cherry-picked for these roles, we give them special marking.