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He Needed a Job. China Gave Him One: Locking Up His Fellow Muslims.


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Uighurs
Kazakhs
Foreign Ministry
Urumqi
Islam
La Trobe University
the European School of Culture and Theology
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Hua Chunying
Serikzhan Bilash
James Leibold
Adrian Zenz
Dilxat Raxit
Kazakhs
Xi Jinping


Muslims
a Kazakh Muslim
Chinese
Han
Uighur


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Qitai county
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SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/world/asia/china-muslim-detention-uighur-kazakh.html
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In doing so, it has vastly expanded the security apparatus in the sprawling, strategically important region on China’s western frontier.This rapid buildup has relied in large part on recruitment of officers from the same ethnic minorities that the authorities have targeted, dividing communities and families while forcing people like Mr. Baimurat to confront difficult choices.In a series of recent interviews in Kazakhstan, where he and his family fled last year, Mr. Baimurat offered a rare, firsthand glimpse into the workings of Xinjiang’s security forces — and the dilemmas that many employed by them grapple with daily.Mr. Baimurat, who goes by only one name, said he had decided to speak out because he regretted working for the police in Qitai county outside Urumqi, the regional capital. “People hate them and consider them as traitors, call them dogs of Chinese.”Mr. Bilash, the Kazakh activist, said ethnic Kazakhs who fled Xinjiang do not hold Mr. Baimurat’s work for the police against him.“Nobody blames him because he had no choice,” Mr. Bilash said.Within the police force, Mr. Baimurat said, officers like him were scrutinized for signs of political disloyalty.He said he was required to attend regular political indoctrination meetings and memorize quotes by China’s president, Xi Jinping.

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