“She Erased Me from WeChat after That”


Mukaddas explains how she has been cut off from everyone in the Uyghur Region: Since 2016, people began cutting off contact with Mukaddas. Eventually, she did the same, for their own safety. Those who are able to contact their families cannot speak openly with them. One of Mukaddas’s close friends sends emotional messages before removing Mukaddas from her social media account.

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