“Never Live a Life under Their Control, Live Free”


Erpan explains why he believes his father was detained: Even though authorities say they detained Erpan’s father because Erpan was studying overseas, Erpan believes it was his father’s standing in literary and cultural circles that made him a target. Erpan’s father told him to always stay in control of his own life, but in the end was himself detained.

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Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Prominent Uyghurs in Public to Instill Fear

Shohret Hoshur, Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia