East Turkestan & the Uyghurs

Uighur refugees deserve freedom

Cu, 11/23/2018 - 13:53 -- mhrbanynus

On Aug 1, 2018, Bilal, a 27-year-old Uighur refugee, died in a Thai immigration detention facility, where he had been held since March 2014. Thai police and volunteers from a local NGO helped with funeral arrangements and Bilal was buried in an Islamic cemetery far from his family and homeland.

Cracks show in China’s vision for model ethnic unity village

Cu, 11/23/2018 - 13:41 -- mhrbanynus

HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China (AP) — In this corner of China’s far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert. A Chinese flag flutters above the settlement, and a billboard at the entrance says, “Welcome to the Hotan Unity New Village.”


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