The British Broadcasting Corporation cited a report by the China-US Dialogue Foundation, which is famousUyghurDavut, an ethnic scholar, was sentenced to life in prison by China in a secret trial in December 2018 for “endangering national security.” This month, his appeal failed and the original sentence was ultimately upheld.
John Cam, director of the human rights organization Dui Hua Foundation, said, “Professor Dawuti’s sentencing is a cruel tragedy and a great loss for all Uyghurs and those who value academic freedom.”
57 year old Davuti used to teachXinjiangThe University’s Department of Anthropology. In 2007, he established the Ethnic Minority Research Center at the university and conducted field surveys throughout Xinjiang. He is an expert on Uyghur folklore and traditional customs. He has lectured in the United Kingdom and the United States, including at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.
In December 2017, Davuti was arrested and has not been heard from since. As of this month, the Dui Hua Foundation came across Chinese documents that mentioned Davouti had been sentenced to life in prison, and Chinese government insiders confirmed that the news was true.
Kang Yuan demanded Dawuti’s immediate release and safe return to his family.
Davuti’s daughter Akeda Pulati worries about her mother’s safety day after day. She recently released a statement through the Dui Hua Foundation, “The thought of my innocent mother spending her entire life in prison pains me unbearably. Please have the Chinese government mercifully release my mother.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said on the 22nd that he had “no information” related to the matter.
Many human rights organizations believe that in the last few years China has doneEducatedThe camp forcibly detained more than 1 million Uyghurs and sentenced hundreds of thousands to prison, committing crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and the majority Muslims in Xinjiang.
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, located in northwest China, is currently home to about 12 million people, the majority of whom are Muslims.
In 2022, the British Broadcasting Corporation obtained a series of Xinjiang police files, exposing the internal conditions of the re-education camps, including daily surveillance by armed police and a policy of shooting escapees.
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