'My Culture Is Being Erased’: An American Uighur Votes For Change | NBC News

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Amir Kashgari is a U.S. citizen, but he was born in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of western China — home to around 11 million Uighur Muslims. In recent years, the Chinese government has increasingly persecuted the Uighur population. Today, more than 1 million Uighurs are believed to be detained in “re-education” camps throughout Xinjiang. Amir hopes that the upcoming U.S. elections can help bring change to his community in China.
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'My Culture Is Being Erased’: An American Uighur Votes For Change | NBC News
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