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China must end its campaign of systematic repression and shed light on the fate of up to one million predominantly Muslim people arbitrarily detained in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.
Authorities in Xinjiang visit the households of Muslims and force them to discard of all household items that have any Islamic symbols. Bitter Winter has reported extensively on different ways the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are persecuting local Muslim disguising
Recent threats by China’s state security police against Muslim poet Cui Haoxin — known by his pen name An Ran — are a deliberate attempt to stop him speaking out about the mass incarceration of Uyghurs and other minority groups
Since Xi Jinping took power, religious beliefs and fundamental human rights of Muslims in Xinjiang have been subjected to destructive repression and persecution. Nearly a million people were sent to reeducation camps, and innumerable mosques were demolished.
A college in the city of Xinxiang, Henan replaced the menu and the signboard of its canteen for minority ethnic students deleting the words in Arabic and leaving only Chinese characters. This is one more example of the Chinese government’s attempts to “sinicize” religions.