The red area marks Xinjiang, home to Uighurs and Hui people in China

China is under severe criticism again — not from Trump this time but from PEN America, an organization that hovers between human rights and literature.

That there are re-education camps in China where millions of Uighurs and residents of Xinjiang get re-educated is a fact that is coming under focus now. This time, it seems they sent seventy-year-old Nurmuhammad Tohti, a Uighur writer for re- education and he died.

According to his grand daughter who lives in Canada, he was not treated for his medical condition, diabetes and heart disease.

The author publicises plight of imprisoned Syrian activist by sharing the PEN Pinter award for international writer of courage: The Guardian

The activist Mazen Darwish
Fighting for ‘civilised values’ … the activist Mazen Darwish.

Salman Rushdie hopes to “shin[e] a light on [the] plight” of the imprisoned Syrian human rights activist Mazen Darwish by sharing his PEN Pinter prize with the journalist and lawyer.