Why is China separating Uighur Muslim families? | The Stream

Cu, 11/23/2018 - 13:43 -- mhrbanynus

There are credible reports, according to the United Nations, that a million or more Uighur Muslims are being held in what amount to internment camps in China. And now, increasingly, their families are speaking out.

Many say their family members have been imprisoned indefinitely in facilities the government refers to as "re-education camps" necessary for fighting what it calls religious "extremism".

Gulchehra Hoja, a journalist for Radio Free Asia’s Uighur Service, believes her coverage of China’s alleged surveillance and repression of Muslims is one of the reasons why at least 20 of her relatives have been seized by the government.

In this episode, Gulchehra Hoja joins other Uighur panelists to discuss the alleged crackdown on their community and explain the toll it has taken on their families.