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Prominent Uyghur musician killed in China prison

(Yeni Safak) The world-famous Uyghur singer and musician Abdurehim Heyit who was detained and held without formal charge by Chinese government, has died on Saturday in detention at the age of 55, after enduring two years of brutal torture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Heyit, reportedly had been arrested because of one of his songs called “Atilar”, or “Forefathers.”

He was being held without any charge in an ethnic cleansing political “re-education camp” in Urumqi since 2017.