onsdag 7. oktober 2020

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Prominent Uyghur Comedian Over ‘Extremist and Separatist’ Songs

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have sentenced a prominent Uyghur comedian and vocalist to a lengthy prison term for performing songs deemed politically sensitive even though they had been preapproved by censors, according to local officials.

RFA’s Uyghur Service recently received a tip from a source with knowledge of the situation that Ablikim Kalkun, who had entertained audiences with powerful songs about Uyghur unity and solidarity for the past two decades, was handed an 18-year sentence in late 2019.