“The Voices of All Are Silenced”


Merdan describes how poets, teachers, and family members were taken away: Many Kashgar talents, including a group of female poets, have all disappeared without a trace. Authorities raided the home of Merdan’s uncle, a university teacher, and eventually took him away. Men in his aunts’ and cousins’ households were detained en masse.

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Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Prominent Uyghurs in Public to Instill Fear

Shohret Hoshur, Joshua Lipes, Radio Free Asia