Uighur woman says she was threatened by Chinese police after husband appeared on Q&A

Uighur woman says she was threatened by Chinese police after husband appeared on Q&A

Source: THE GUARDIAN

A Uighur woman who is reportedly under house arrest in Xinjiang says she was visited by Chinese police and threatened after her Australian husband appeared on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday.

Sadam Abdusalam asked Wang Xining – the deputy head of mission at Australia’s Chinese embassy – on Monday why his wife Nadila Wumaier and the couple’s two-year-old son, Lutfy, who is an Australian citizen, had been kept under house arrest and were not allowed to leave China.

Wang said that “the girl [Wumaier] with the son … told the government in Xinjiang that she would not like to come to Australia. This is the information provided by the regional government”.

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