'Disconnecting us from our ancestors': China accused of destroying dozens of Uighur cemeteries

Some Uighurs are accusing China of deliberately smashing and scattering the bones of their ancestors in cemeteries across the asian powerhouse's northwest.

10.10.2019

China is being accused of deliberately eradicating the graves of generations of Uighurs after tombs belonging to the Muslim minority group were reportedly destroyed and bones removed from major sites

Some Uighurs are accusing China of deliberately smashing and scattering the bones of their ancestors in cemeteries across the asian powerhouse's northwest.

Agence France Presse research combined with satellite imagery from Earthrise Alliance shows the removal of graves across a two year period.

"This is all part of China's campaign to effectively eradicate any evidence of who we are, to effectively make us like the Han Chinese."

Nurgul Sawut lives in Australia but has five generations of relatives who were buried in southwestern Xinjiang. She last travelled to the region in 2016 for her father's funeral.

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Hey but don’t worry lefties be like “oh whatubout the kurds!!!” But the Uighurs have been getting ethnically cleansed for last 5 years. Over 1million in concentration camps. fyi Echinanews chinaorgcn XHscitech Can you explain why such vandalism is occurring? Those lands have a history, a heritage which must be protected for all future generations. Like the temples & tombs in Syria or Turkey or Palestine. Uighur heritage is important also to all.

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