October 15, 2021

Uighur exile describes life in China

Uighur exile describes life in China

China is being accused of carrying out an increasingly brutal crackdown on millions of Muslim minority people known as Uighurs in the north-west of the country.According to the US State Department, security forces have detained tens of thousand of Uighurs, separating children from their parents, and subjecting them to forced “re-education”.

Enver Tohti is one Uighur exile living in London. He describes life in China before he “knew [he] had to leave” in 1994.

(Photo: A Uighur woman walks by the closed Islamic school in Xinjiang. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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