An elderly Uyghur with longstanding medical issues says he was mistakenly quarantined for coronavirus.
Members of the exile community say the move shows ‘Uyghur lives don’t matter’ in China.
Authorities won’t deliver Abliz Niyaz medicine, but he fears being re-detained for leaving his home.
Sources say that instead of offering help, officials demand payment in advance to bring them goods.
Uyghurs and rights groups say conditions are ripe for concrete steps over internment camps.
The attack followed threatening phone calls and an approach by a stranger warning her husband to 'keep quiet,' Tursunay Ziyawudun says.
The Chinese nationals had sought asylum citing persecution, but were designated security concerns.
Local officials confirm that one member of a Uyghur family of four in Ghulja is infected.
Asiye Abdulahad says the document shows normal religious practices are landing Uyghurs in detention.
Observers say authorities change the narrative on minorities when it suits their needs.
Reports indicate that dozens of people arriving in Atush are being isolated amid fears of a local outbreak.
They are confined to a hotel believed to be one of two holding people from the virus’s epicenter.
Sources say they were never given advance warning, and are now running out of food and supplies.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls on Kazakhstan to join Washington in pressuring Beijing to end its mass incarceration of Muslim minorities.
But observers say withholding information from the public has turned the outbreak into a crisis.