Some of the graveyards have been turned into car parks and even playgrounds, as the pictures show.
Some of the now-demolished Uighur graveyards have been turned into car parks and theme parks.
An estimated one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities have been rounded up into re-education camps in Xinjiang in the name of combatting religious extremism and separatism.
This photo taken on September 12, 2019, shows people walking next to a Uighur cemetery in Shayar in the region of Xinjiang.
The destruction is 'not just about religious persecution,' said Nurgul Sawut, who has five generations of family buried in Yengisar, southwestern Xinjiang.
China is systematically indoctrinating Uighur Muslim children with detainee parents in what has been described as 'children's education camps', investigation has show.
The move to raze Uighur cemeteries is not new - satellite imagery reviewed by AFP shows destruction from more than a decade ago. »