‘No space to mourn’: the destruction of Uygur graveyards in Xinjiang

Authorities in Xinjiang in China’s northwest are destroying burial grounds where generations of Uygur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in what activists call an effort to eradicate the ethnic group’s identity.In just two years, dozens of cemeteries have been destroyed in the region, according to an AFP investigation with satellite imagery analysts Earthrise Alliance.The analysis indicates that the government has exhumed and flattened at least 45 Uygur…

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