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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Uyghur Australian woman speaks out as her husband is sentenced to 25 years in a Chinese jail | 7.30” – below is their description.
China’s repression of its Uyghur Muslim minorities in China might feel like an issue far from our shores but it is deeply personal for many Australian families. A young Uyghur woman in Melbourne has finally reached breaking point and is telling her story for the first time after her husband was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
As Grace Tobin and Samuel Yang report, a new report by Human Rights Watch says China is committing “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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