This Man’s Aunt Was Jailed Days After He Met With Mike Pompeo Over China’s Muslim Crackdown

Source: Buzz Feed News

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A Uighur American man who met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his family members have been jailed in apparent retaliation for the meeting.

Pompeo met with four Uighur men and women on March 27, including Virginia-based Ferkat Jawdat.

Jawdat, 26, discovered the news about his aunt and her husband — who he said lived in Ili, in the northwest of the far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang — through WeChat messages sent between two people he is close to. His aunt and uncle had been held in an internment camp since March 2018, but they now have been sent to a prison in a different part of the region for eight years, he said.

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