Uyghur Former Volleyball Star on Crutches After Developing Kidney Condition in Xinjiang Camp

Uyghur protesters march on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China, in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 1, 2019. Photo: RFA

Oct 14, 2020

A Uyghur former high school volleyball star who was recently released from an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) suffered health problems in the facility that were so severe that he is unlikely to ever play his sport again, according to local officials.

Ablet Bawudun, from Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture’s Uchturpan (Wushi) county, was detained in early 2017 in one of the region’s vast network of internment camps, where authorities are believed to have held up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities since April of that year.

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