Local Residents in Danger of Starving in East Turkistan
UHRP BRIEFING: Local Residents in Danger of Starving in East Turkistan
February 26, 2020
The Uyghur Human Rights Project is deeply concerned by alarming new evidence that local residents are starving across the Uyghur homeland. Since mid-February, Uyghur-language social media has lit up with disturbing videos, photos, and other information providing evidence that a month-long coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown is leaving many East Turkistan residents hungry.
Local authorities began placing various parts of the region on lockdown around January 24, after the discovery of at least two cases of COVID-19 in Ürümchi, the economic and political center of the Uyghur Region. Credible news reporting has suggested that residents across the region were given no notice of the quarantine before authorities suddenly ordered them to stay inside their homes. Harshly enforced restrictions have made it nearly impossible for residents to procure food, as well as medicine and other supplies.
This briefing includes analysis of videos posted on social media; they can be viewed here:https://youtu.be/wdcNHKr7dAU
To read the entire briefing, click here: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/Briefing_Coronavirus-starvation.pdf
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