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Silencing Uyghur intellectuals

February 2, 2021

Hundreds of Uyghur scholars, historians, artists, writers, poets and musicologists in China have disappeared, according to the US-based Uyghur Human Rights Project. The absence of these cultural stewards has been painfully felt by the Uighur community in Xinjiang and the overseas diaspora.

Mathias Bölinger, head of DW's investigative unit
Mathias Bölinger DW-Reporter and head of investigations. Former correspondent in Beijing and Kyivmare_porter