The local authorities lock up people in “education” camps even for speaking the Uyghur language.
A Bitter Winter reporter has managed to talk to a detainee in one of the “transformation through education camps” for local Muslims in Xinjiang, where over 1,200 men and women are held.
An Uyghur couple, both with medical problems, from Kumul city, Xinjiang were arrested and detained in “transformation through education camps,” leaving their three children behind. Bitter Winter interviewed one of them.
In a decision awaited with interest in political and diplomatic circles, the Court of Zharkent, Kazakhstan, has ruled that a Chinese Muslim woman, who entered the country illegally, should not be deported to China, where she would face imprisonment and torture.
An Uyghur couple from Xinjiang under government-sanctioned persecution.
Schools and other state-owned buildings in Wusu city, Xinjiang, are being converted into “transformation through education” camps for Uyghur Muslims.
Pazil Utuⱪ, an Uyghur Muslim from an old and well-known Muslim family in Xinjiang, was shot dead after a massive manhunt mobilizing over 70,000 people.
At a side event during the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, doctors report about organs being removed from Falun Gong, Uyghurs, and other prisoners of conscience in China, and used for transplant.
The U.S. Congressional Commission on China, chaired by Senator Marco Rubio, heard experts and witnesses on the growing persecution of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Eyewitnesses reveal that a vocational training center has been turned into a “transformation through education” camp in Bole city, Xinjiang.