Gulnur is a Kazakh who was born and raised in Xinjiang. Ten years ago she left China and changed her citizenship. Her relatives stayed there, and her brother was taken to the «correction» camp. She thinks that it has to do with religion, because her brother is an imam.

Gulnur’s story is one of the many similar cases. News of torture and oppression of Muslims, ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyzs in Xinjiang have been surfacing non-stop during the past 4 years.

Why is Chinese government so afraid of an imam? And if there are Kazakhs held in camps in China, why is our government silent? Masa Media is launching a series of materials called «Bauyrym» (brother) to shed light on what is really happening in Xinjiang, and to share how the relatives of the prisoners are fighting to save them.