US condemns China for imposing life sentence on Uyghur academic

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October 1, 2023 | ANI News

Dawut’s life sentence showcases the severity of China’s abusive campaign in Xinjiang. Over 300 Uyghur intellectuals have been detained in the region, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Speaking to VOA News, Zubayra Shamseden, who works at the Uyghur Human Rights Project in Washington, said that since Dawut’s research focused on Uyghur culture and heritage, her life sentence showcases China’s “clear intention of wiping out Uyghur culture from Earth.”

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