China’s decades-long abuse of Uyghurs Muslims is now well known, with satellite pictures of detention camps circulating along with the desperate testimonies of former inmates and their families, a horrid picture is being formed of what has been described as the worst human rights crisis in the world.
Many Uyghurs who live outside of China have been traumatised by the mass detentions of their relatives who have disappeared into a vast system of internment camps.
Some say they haven’t spoken to their family members in years.
“My sister disappeared in September of 2018, six days after I spoke out on a panel regarding the disappearance of my husband’s entire family. I have tried for two years to get proof of life, without any progress,” says Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs, Rushan Abbas.
According to the organisation, around three million Uyghurs are arbitrarily detained outside of China’s legal system.