Swiss photographers Monika Fischer and Mathias Braschler were detained for five hours in Urumqi after photographing a uniformed man they saw walking along a railway track. The man gave his permission to be photographed.
The police said the photographers were not supposed to be on the tracks. The police checked their cameras and asked to see all of their receipts for hotels, food and road tolls since entering Xinjiang.
They released the photographers with a warning to “be careful” around Uighur people.