Uyghur Women Face Mass Incarceration, Religious Persecution in Xinjiang
February 5, 2024 | Voice of America
A recent report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project exposes extensive human rights abuses against Uyghur women in the Uyghur region of China since 2014. The document reveals that women are subject to mass incarceration and long prison sentences, with religious practices such as learning Quran, prayer, and wearing the hijab criminalized. Some women older than 80 years old are detained for religious actions dating back decades.
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