In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP
In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP
Xinjiang

‘No space to mourn’: the destruction of Uygur graveyards in Xinjiang

  • Dozens of burial grounds have been cleared in the autonomous region in China’s far west in the last few years, according to a joint investigation
  • Official explanations vary but activists say the efforts are part of a push to erode the ethnic group’s identity

Topic |   Xinjiang
In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP
In Shayar, Uygur grave sites have been cleared with little care. Photo: AFP
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