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As Australia slams China’s Xinjiang policies, Uygur activists hope for ‘concrete action’

When Fatimah Abdulghafur began speaking out about the treatment of Uygur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang several years ago, few Australians she spoke to had any idea what she was talking about.“People would say, ‘This is the 21st century, are you making up things?’” said Abdulghafur, a 41-year-old Uygur activist and geoscientist in Sydney. “How come you have concentration camps there, how come your family doesn’t talk to you?”All that has changed in recent years, according to Abdulghafur, who began…


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