The wife of an imprisoned Uyghur taxi driver was herself arrested and sentenced to at least three years in prison for weeping while she told her story to a foreigner during a bus ride.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been working hard to conceal the oppression of the Uyghurs from outsiders.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Wednesday that Munira Memtili’s husband Shireli was arrested in 2018 and sentenced to 200 months in jail in May 2019 because he accepted a “religious figure” as a passenger and allegedly received “illegal religious education” from him. The Uyghurs are predominantly Muslim.
Shireli Memtili’s mother is also reportedly in prison, serving a ten-year sentence for “moving her household” from one county to another, presumably without the necessary official permission.
According to RFA’s sources, Munira Memtili, left alone to care for the couple’s two four-year-old children, drew the attention of officials in