China ‘Disappears’ Its Uighurs, Silences the World With Money

One day in 2016, Mamatjan Juma, a Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia, got an early indication that family members back in his home town of Kashgar, in far western China, were in grave danger.

“My parents told me to call only them on the phone, not to contact any of my brothers and sisters,” Juma said in a recent interview. “Anybody who talked to any foreign contact could be taken away,” he said, “so my parents were trying to protect my brothers and sisters.”

The precaution didn’t work.

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