Uighur Muslims Punished For Fasting In Holy Month

July 2, 2014 2:27 PM

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Uighur Muslims Punished For Fasting In Holy Month

The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, the month of fasting.

Dilxadi Rexiti, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress (WUC), which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people, said authorities encouraged Uyghur to eat free meals, and inspected homes to check whether families were observing the fast.

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