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Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp

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Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp
A prominent Uighur writer, who had been held at an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang region, has died inside the camp, his family members told VOA. Nurmuhammad Tohti, a well-known writer in Xinjiang's Uighur community, was picked up by state authorities last year from his home and taken to the controversial internment camps for re-education purposes, according to his family members now living in exile in Canada. Berna Ilchi, Tohti’s granddaughter, told VOA they had not been able to confirm whether Tohti died inside the camp or later at his home because the family in China could not elaborate
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