Paving over the dead: How China is erasing Uighur cemeteries

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Paving over the dead: How China is erasing Uighur cemeteries” – below is their description.

    Sky News has uncovered evidence showing the extent to which Uighur sites are being bulldozed and built over as part of China’s efforts to change the autonomous region they came from.

    Among the monuments to the past which have been replaced are cemeteries, religious buildings and typical architecture.

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