(哈薩克族). An ethnic minority of 1,5 million Chinese citizens who speak the Kazakh language and live in Xinjiang, where there are a Kazakh “autonomous” prefecture and three Kazakh “autonomous” counties. Almost all ethnic Kazakhs are Muslim, and they are subject to increasing religious persecution together with the Uyghurs.
Ethnic Kazakhs Arrested: A Relative Fears Violence and Jail Rape
Gulaisha Oralbay speaks out. Her brother and two sisters have received heavy sentences to be purged in a notorious jail for crimes the Chinese authorities have refused to disclose to her.
Vatican and China Renew Their Agreement
The Holy See admits that “extremely painful situations” are not solved, but claims it is too early to assess the effects of the deal.
Provisional Asylum Granted to Two Refugees from China in Kazakhstan
For the first time, authorities admit that ethnic Kazakhs are persecuted in Xinjiang. The two asylum seekers tell their story to Bitter Winter.
China’s Persecution of the Uyghurs: A Human Rights Emergency
The situation in Xinjiang is getting worse rather than better. It is time for the international community to speak up.