torsdag 26. desember 2019

Released from Camps, Uyghurs Subjected to Forced Labor

After indoctrination in internment camps, Muslims are sent outside Xinjiang to be further “transformed” through work in conditions reminiscent of those in captivity.

Residents of a village under the jurisdiction of Jinjiang city in the southeastern province of Fujian gathered one day in November in a local ancestral hall for festivities dedicated to paying tribute to their forefathers. Ancestral halls, usually associated with China’s folk religions, are omnipresent throughout rural areas in the country and are used for offering sacrifice and honoring ancestors, and other community activities. The program that day included a show of Uyghur folk dances, which the participants watched while enjoying their food. The young people on stage, however, were not professional dancers – they were Uyghur Muslims from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region who have been relocated to Fujian to work in local factories.