China Targets Muslim Scholars And Writers With Increasingly Harsh Restrictions – NPR
Religious books seen at Serik Buya market, Yarkand, Xinjiang, in 2012.
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This spring, 14 men were brought into police offices, where, one by one, they were subjected to weeks of questioning about their online correspondence and political views.
Their offense? Buying Islamic books.
The men were detained in Yiwu, China, an international commercial hub on the country’s wealthy east coast and home to a growing community of Muslims. The detentions…