From the cover of “Xinjiang Women” to extra-judicial internment in under a year: Rahile Dawut, who did more than anyone to preserve and document the kinds of Uyghur traditions I study, has been forcibly disappeared.
“While Chinese policymakers worried that Uighurs were increasingly drawn to radical forms of Islam from the Middle East, Professor Dawut’s work portrayed Uighur heritage as more diverse and tolerant..” But now she’s missing. By
At least one of Prof Dawut's grad students, a personal friend and US-educated, has also since disappeared. She told me how Prof Dawut would leverage her reputation to spring students from detention for possessing Islamic content - their research material
Rahile is one of the most compassionate and careful scholars I have ever know. She fed me so many times; helped me in so many ways. We have gifts from Rahile scattered around our house: a fan, a...
Our colleague Rahile Dawut is one of many Uyghur scholars disappeared over the last year. Reports of two university presidents, much of XJ University's Humanities Institute, many others arrested or disappeared. #Free Rahile
“Virtually all expressions of Uighurs’ unique culture are dangerous now, and there’s no better evidence of that than the disappearance of Rahile Dawut."
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
The Xinjiang region, more than anywhere else in China, has demonstrated how Xi Jinping is determined to redraw the boundaries of what is permitted in religion, academic research, civil society and ethnic expression.
“Everyone who has known her is under suspicion,” Mr. Kamm said. “Rahile Dawut is the human face of this unspeakable tragedy.”
“The accounts of the ‘re-education’ regime that people are undergoing in those camps are harrowing," said Rachel Harris, who studies Uighur music. "I imagine my lovely, principled, dedicated colleague there, and I feel incredibly angry.”
The academic, Rahile Dawut, 52, told a relative last December that she planned to travel to Beijing from Urumqi and has not been heard from since ... her family and friends are sure that she was secretly detained as part of a severe clampdown on Uighurs.
She had lectured across China and the world to explain and celebrate Uighurs' varied traditions. Her research was funded by Chinese government ministries and praised by other scholars. Then she disappeared.
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
"She was one of the most revered academics from the Uighur ethnic minority in far western China... Then she disappeared."
A great scholar and an even better person--but apparently an "extremist" in the eyes of officials in Xinjiang. Was shocked and saddened when I heard the news a few months ago. Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
新疆大学著名维吾尔学者、教授 Rahile Dawut 失踪,被秘密关押! Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
Xinjiang, more than anywhere else in China, has shown how President Xi Jinping is determined to tighten limits on religion, academic research, civil society and ethnic expression
The turn against even a celebrated formerly-government-sponsored ethnologist shows that the Chinese government are trying to eliminate the category of Uighur altogether. #Xinjiang #Xinjiangcamps
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China She was my professor when I was doing my MA’s
“I always tried to bring some freshly ground coffee with me when I visited her. That’s a painful memory when I think of her life now in the detention camp.”
"Virtually all expressions of Uighurs’ unique culture are dangerous now, and there’s no better evidence of that than the disappearance of Rahile Dawut"
This is a dark, dark story by and on the Uighurs in China
“Virtually all expressions of Uighurs’ unique culture are dangerous now, and there’s no better evidence of that than the disappearance of Rahile Dawut” —
China's crackdown on Uighur Muslims extends even to "disappearing" a highly respected scholar of their culture.
"She was one of the most revered academics from the Uighur ethnic minority in far western China... Then she disappeared." by &
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China - The New York Times
Professor Dawut, prominent ethnographer, has disappeared and appears to be among the hundreds of thousands of Muslims secretly rounded up by authorities in western China. By ⁦⁩ and
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
“I always tried to bring some freshly ground coffee with me when I visited her,” she said of Professor Dawut. “That’s a painful memory when I think of her life now in the detention camp.”
Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China
“Rahile Dawut is the human face of this unspeakable tragedy.”
RT : “Everyone who has known her is under suspicion,” Mr. Kamm said. “Rahile Dawut is the human face of this unspeakable tragedy.”
NYT's and Austin Ramzy: Star scholar from Uighur ethnic minority Rahile Dawut Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western #China-- famed ethnographer from Xinjiang University has been missing for 8 months
“Virtually all expressions of Uighurs’ unique culture are dangerous now." and on the disappearance of a prominent scholar in Xinjiang.