Hashtag #MeTooUyghur follows the release of a video proving a Uighur musician was still alive
Beijing’s latest efforts to dispel criticism of its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the northwestern Chinese territory of Xinjiang appear to be backfiring.
In an effort to dispel rumours of the death of famous Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who disappeared in Xinjiang in 2017, Chinese state media released a video of Heyit attesting to his health. In the video, he says he is in police custody and has “never been abused”.
To communist China:中共中央
If u are honest,show us my daughter (7),11 children separated from the parents,and 20 family members including my brother Adil,step mom Tuhan,sister Patigul and Turaqiz, my cousins Yusup , Ghappat ,Niyaz and 3 million Uighursz pic.twitter.com/zEJS7oaTwR