Inside A Xinjiang Detention CampDecember 03, 2020
Ulan’s parents remain in Xinjiang.
“They’re still harassing my family,” Ulan said recently. He said authorities had asked them for his address in Kazakhstan and what he was up to. In October this year, police visited his family’s home to ask whether he planned to return to Xinjiang.
Ulan said his parents’ ID cards have been blacklisted, meaning they trigger red flags at checkpoints and when police question them. They had to get permission from authorities to leave Mongolküre.
“Even now,” he said, “they are watching every move they make, all the time.”