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Several mosques reportedly demolished in Xinjiang

Human rights organizations and researchers say that hundreds or even thousands of mosques have been destroyed in some areas in Xinjiang autonomous region of China.

The Guardian and the UK-based website, Bellingcat, demonstrated through satellite images that at least 31 mosques and two tombs in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region were completely or partially destroyed through orders of Chinese authorities.

Within the scope of the study, 91 places of worship, including the Imam Asim Tomb, and the old and new satellite images of the other religious sites were examined.

According to the newspaper, 31 mosques and 2 tombs suffered serious damage during this period.

15 mosques and 2 tombs are said to be completely destroyed with bulldozers. According to the news of BBC Turkish, the domes and minarets of other mosques have also been destroyed.

TUNA AYBURC
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