Freedom weighs heavily on Abdurehim Parac

Freedom weighs heavily on Abdurehim Parac, a Uighur poet in exile. His escape from Xinjiang province has brought unknown punishments for the loved ones he left behind, and in Turkey, where he sought sanctuary, Beijing’s shadow stalks him. Mr Parac, 46, who fled China in 2013 after a decade and a half of imprisonments and surveillance, had planned to bring his family after him once he reached safety. Although the UK government today kept Spain on its ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantines, officials have indicated that this could change without notice if the rise in Spanish … Continue reading Freedom weighs heavily on Abdurehim Parac