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May 13, 2021

Research by the Uyghur Human Rights Project has found evidence of imprisonment and detention of at least 630 imams and other Muslim religious figures in China’s Xinjiang region since 2014, under charges of “propagating extremism,” “gathering a crowd to disturb social order,” and “inciting separatism.” In cases where information was available, court documents and testimony show harsh prison sentences, including 17 life sentences.

Read the full article here: https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-05-13/deadly-violence-israel-and-gaza-raises-concerns-war

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