Authorities in Xinjiang visit the homes of Muslims and force them to get rid of all household items with Islamic symbols.
The Genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
A female officer in Xinjiang is forced to take part in the program of forced indoctrination of Uyghur Muslims and is not allowed to resign.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of RaciaL Discrimination denounces mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in its report on China
Bitter Winter has received more testimonies about arrests and detention of people at “transformation through education” camps in China’s Xinjiang Province.
Local government in Xinjiang is pitting the Han Chinese residents against their Muslim neighbors to achieve “social stability.”
In April, Germany deported back to China an Uyghur asylum seeker who “disappeared” after his repatriation. Now, Germany has apologized for the “mistake,” yet plans to deport on August 31 Sister Zhao of The Church of Almighty God, who will likely “disappear” as well.
A mother and son in Xinjiang Province were forcibly detained because of their belief and after they had applied for passports; they remain unaccounted for to date.
Despite China’s denials about the existence of “transformation through education camps” in Xinjiang, Bitter Winter continues to receive accounts from people detained in such facilities.
The local authorities lock up people in “education” camps even for speaking the Uyghur language.