Serikzhan Bilash, the leader of the NGO Atajurt, denounced the mistreatment and torture of 10,000 ethnic Kazakhs in the “transformation through education” camps.
Kazakhstan is becoming the epicenter of a dramatic confrontation between Muslim activists, human rights defenders, and Chinese blackmail-style diplomacy.
In August 2018, we all celebrated Kazakhstan’s decision not to deport this brave Muslim refugee back to China. But Beijing did not give up, and she is at risk again.
The Xinjiang Supply and Marketing Technical School in Shihezi has students from Uyghur and Kazakh ethnicities, which is why it is under strict government surveillance.
European Parliament Resolution of October 4, 2018 on Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims in Xinjiang
Mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
After their parents are taken away to “transformation through education” camps, the children are often left unsupervised. Authorities are now building shelter houses for them.
Police arrested a Muslim Kazakh woman from Manas County in January. She continues to be held in custody to date.
A family of four was arrested in the middle of the night and sent to a “transformation through education” camp in Manas County of Xinjiang.