Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.

For The New York Times Magazine, Sarah A. Topol profiles Zulhumar Isaac, a young Uighur woman whose parents were taken to one of China’s detention camps for the Muslim minority group. After growing up in Xinjiang, bullied and singled out for her ethnicity, Humar studied journalism and moved to Sweden. Topol writes, “There are no reliable figures for the detention centers. The dragnet caught other minorities living in Xinjiang—Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and Hui—and not just Muslims, but Christians and Buddhists of these ethnicities too.” Humar told her: “It’s not about my family anymore. It’s not only about my family.”

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