July 24, 2020

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in China crackdown

Beijing (AFP) – It has been almost two years since Bugra Arkin’s father Aierken was abruptly snatched from his home in China’s troubled Xinjiang region by national security agents.Aierken Yibulayin’s publishing firm — one of the biggest in the region — translated thousands of books into Uighur before he was detained in October 2018. Arkin has not heard from him since.”My father had a strong impact on the Uighur publishing industry, and that made him a target of the Chinese government,” said Arkin, who lives in California.”This is very unacceptable and our lives were literally destroyed.”He i…

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