Internment camp detainees in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have “graduated” and future training will take place on a voluntary basis, regional chairman Shohrat Zakir said Monday, although he did not clarify whether those held in the facilities have been released.
As of the time of writing in 2019, three years have already passed since I sought asylum overseas. Fleeing the persecution of the Chinese government, I changed my identity and barely managed to escape to South Korea. Here, I don’t have to worry that the police will suddenly burst into my house to arrest me or that I’ll be tailed or watched when I leave my house, and I’m able to practice my faith without taking any special precautions. It’s a dream come true, and it certainly would’ve been unimaginable in China.