“Hold Your Institution Accountable”: The Uighur Crisis, Genetic Research, & Yale

Zahra Chaudhry
February 10, 2020

“The last time I talked with my mom was December 31, 2017,” Adili Yilihamu told The Politic. 

Both of his parents have been detained by Chinese authorities, imprisoned with at least a million other Uighurs in what the government calls “political re-education centers.” 

A 30-year old Uighur Muslim now living and working in Boston, Yilihamu grew up in Moyu, Xinjiang with his mother, father and younger brother. In their hometown, the family ran a local restaurant and grocery store. His parents also worked for the Chinese Communist Party in their province. 

Though detention centers and re-education camps first sprung up in 2014, Yilihamu explains that for most of his life, Uighurs have not been able to openly practice their faith or engage in cultural practices.   

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