Netizens outraged by sad expression on face of Uyghur woman forced to marry Chinese man as part of government assimilation program
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens have become outraged over a video posted on the
Uyghur dissident Facebook group Talk to East Turkestan on Saturday (May 26), which the group claims to show a forced wedding between a Chinese man and a Uyghur woman as part of China’s program to assimilate and pacify the ethic minority population in Xinjiang.
In the video, a host of a wedding party appears to ask the Chinese groom how long he has known the bride, and he replies “two months.” Instead of being happy, the Uyghur woman has a sad look on her face, as if she is being coerced into the wedding.
The person who uploaded the video indicated that it was an example of forced marriages between Han Chinese men and Uyghur women that the Chinese government is implementing to assimilate the ethnic minority group in Xinjiang Province.
“After locking up all the Uyghur males in concentration camps, China is forcing Uyghur women to marry Chinese men. A genocide is taking place in the open yet the international community including Turkic and Muslim countries continue to ignore the cries of their Uyghur Muslim brothers and sisters.”