Mon, 15 April 2019
For years the small Kazakh minority in China’s far western province, Xinjiang, had good relations with the Beijing government. But now, President Xi Jinping’s relentless crackdown on the local majority Uighurs has expanded, and the Kazakh’s language, customs, Muslim religion and personal freedom are also under attack. Kazakhs as well as Uighurs now face more invasive government surveillance, mass arrests, family separations and punishing re-education camps. Salih Hudayar of the East Turkestan National Awakening Movement tells the story in depth.