Persecution of Uighurs must be opposed
  • Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:39

By Chloe Elias Morse
 AUGUST 2, 2019 — 6:13PM

Hoernisa Cohen’s voice shook with anger as she told me how her brother had been detained in a Chinese political re-education camp.

Even after he was released, a Chinese government official would listen to every phone conversation they shared, preventing them from ever talking freely. And then, about two years ago, even worse: Cohen lost contact with her family. She’s been unable to find them, and she doesn’t know where they are or if they’re alive.

Her fear and desperation drove her to finally start speaking out about what was happening to the Uighurs, Cohen said, because she knew she could no longer protect her family by remaining silent.

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