مەزكۇر تور سەھىپىسىنىڭ بارلىق نەشىر ھوقوقى ئۇيغۇرىىزىم تور بېكىتىگە تەۋە. تور سەھىپىمىزدە ئېلان قىلىنغان بەھرام سىنتاش قۇربان ئاپتورلىقىدىكى بارلىق يازمىلار ۋە تۈرلۈك مېدىيا مەنبەلىرىنىڭ نەشىر ھوقوقى بىردەك قوغدىلىدۇ. ئەگەر باشقا تاراتقۇ ۋە تورلاردا سەھىپىمىز مەنبەلىرىنى كۆچۈرۈپ ئىشلەتسىڭىز ئاپتورنىڭ رۇخسىتىنى ئېلىشىڭىزنى ياكى ئاپتۇرنىڭ نامىنى قوللىنىشىىڭىزنى، مەنبەلەرنىڭ ئەسلى كېلىش تولۇق ئادرېسىنى ئەينەن بېرىشىڭىزنى تەۋىسىيە قىلىدۇ. 

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Bahram K. Sintash

I have been building a website called Uyghurism.com to launch digital copies of “Xinjiang Civilization” — it is the least I can do for my father, about whom I have heard no news since he was detained.

Washington Post

Bahram K. Sintash is an Open-Source Researcher, Uyghur activist and he has vast knowledge of Uyghur history and culture from both his own readings of many Uyghur books and from his parents, who are both well-known Uyghur editors.   

 

He graduated in art and design from Xinjiang Art Institute and worked as a stage designer at XJTV Station for three years in Urumqi. His education and career in art mainly relates to and stems from Uyghur culture and history. In his younger years, he traveled to every Uyghur region to study Uyghur culture and architecture. He published his research on Uyghur architecture history in the Xinjiang Art Institute Journal in 2005.  In 2006, he studied Media and Journalism at the Xinjiang Radio & Television institute. He continued his career as a Multimedia Designer after he moved to the US.  In 2016, he studied User Experience Design to improve his skill in app design and social media campaign strategy at General Assembly in Washington DC.

 

He is an Uyghur activist and since he has learned about his father Qurban Mamut’s detention in 2018, he really started his activism in high gear. He understood his responsibility in being the voice of the voiceless Uyghurs in the concentration camps in his homeland.

 

He has worked tirelessly in hopes of bringing more attention to the plight of Uyghurs. He has worked closely with news agencies around the world and provided valuable information and analysis about his father and the Uyghur crisis to the news. Since 2018, he received more than 50 interviews from reporters around the world; and many of his quotes were covered on mainstream news such as, NY Times, Business Insider and TRT World.  His op-ed China is trying to destroy Uighur culture. We're trying to save it was published in the Washington Post on March 18th 2019. 

 

In November 2018, he built Uyghurism.com to preserve digital copies of the popular Uyghur journal Xinjiang Civilization. He has also investigated and researched demolished mosques, Islamic architectures, Uyghur neighborhoods and Uyghur cemeteries; in order to expose China’s cultural on-going genocide in XUAR to the world. He published a list of demolished mosques on Uyghurism.com after one month of investigation in April 2019. Guardian and AFP used the list of demolished mosques he published for their repost as source of evidence. He has been working closely with AFP reporters for two in-depth reports on cultural genocide in XUAR.  In July, the first AFP report was published and brought a big impact; and now the second repost is under process. He successfully completed an Uyghur Cultural Genocide report for UHRP and presented his research at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in June.  

 

Since December 2018, he has published short news videos to expose the Uyghur plight on Sintash Media’s Facebook account. Many of those videos were viewed tens of thousands of times on Social Media. He designed more than 30 posters for a worldwide Uyghur campaign. The posters he has designed were used more than 100 times in Uyghur protests and expos in many cities around the world. In June 2019, he established Uyghur American Meshrep Group and mobilized Uyghur Americans to urge the U.S. Congress to ratify the Uyghur Human Right Policy Act of 2019. He visited more than 380 senators and congressmen/congresswomen's offices with his group in Washington DC.  

 

On July 30th, he started the #ProveThe90% campaign and mobilized Uyghurs overseas on Social Media. The hashtag is a reference to remarks made by the Xinjiang chairman, Shohrat Zakir. Many news agencies and news outlets published their news using the #ProveThe90% hashtag as important evidence to expose China’s lies regarding the reality of concentration camps in XUAR.  This Social Media campaign became the most effective movement (Google search results of ProveThe90 hit 430,000 in less than 2 days) after the #MeTooUyghur campaigns.  He was also one of the core members who started the #MeTooUyghur campaign.   

 

Qurban Mamut  worked for the most popular Uyghur journal Xinjiang Cultural from 1985 until he retired as editor-in-chief in 2011, and was known for selecting works by the region’s most influential writers on Uyghur culture, history, politics and social development for publication.

Qurban Mamut played an important role in illuminating the ethnic consciousness in a most cultured manner.

The main goal of the Xinjiang Civilization journal was teaching Uyghurs to understand themselves, educate them about the Uyghur culture and history. The essays and articles in the journal were mainly focused on the thoughts behind our reality and keeping our culture alive for the next generation.

Bahram K Sintash

China is trying to destroy Uighur culture. We’re trying to save it.

Washington Post

Global Opinions

 

By Bahram Sintash

March 18, 2019

 

Bahram Sintash, who was born in Xinjiang, China, lives in the United States. Since January, he has been building Uyghurism.com to preserve digital copies of the popular Uighur journal Xinjiang Civilization.
 

After my father, Qurban Mamut, was taken by Chinese authorities to an indoctrination camp about a year ago, I remember thinking with deep sadness of his words to me as a child: “You were born during a very good time.”

China Targets Prominent Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity

New York Times

January 5, 2019

 

It was a line that Mr. Mamut navigated successfully for 26 years, eventually rising to become editor in chief of the Communist Party-controlled magazine Xinjiang Civilization before retiring in 2011.

“My father is very smart; he knows what is the red line, and if you cross it you are taken to jail,” said his son, Bahram Sintash, who now lives in Virginia. “You work very close to the red line to teach people the culture. You have to be smart and careful with your words.”

Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Journalist in Political ‘Re-Education Camp’

RFA

October 18, 2019

 

“He never committed any crime, but the authorities regularly arrest people who have relatives living abroad [to gain leverage over them]. I believe that is why he was arrested. While it isn’t my fault, I feel that I am the reason for his arrest.”

Qurban said he believes his father was “arrested in February this year,” adding that by incarcerating Mamut, Chinese authorities had acted in violation “not only of international law, but of their own constitution.”

Detained and Disappeared Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland

UHRP

March 25, 2019

My father is a scholar and a writer. He’s a famous journalist too. I like to call him the ‘godfather’ of Uyghur journalism because he was editor in chief of the influential periodical ‘Xinjiang Civilization.’ Back in the early 80s, Uyghurs didn’t read magazines. They thought it was all propaganda. However, ‘Xinjiang Civilization’ asked difficult questions, such as: “What are our problems? How did we get here? What can we do?” The magazine was all about educating Uyghurs about themselves and it became very famous.

Relatives of China's oppressed Muslim minority are getting blocked online by their own family members, who are terrified to even tell them how bad their lives are

Business Insider

February 16, 2019

 

Sintash told INSIDER: "My mum blocked me on WeChat in February 2018. I couldn't send any messages to her. I cannot see her pictures, I cannot send any messages to her. My sister also blocked me."

Courtesy of Bahram Sintash

His last message to his mother, in the Uighur language, was: "When are you going to [visit] our home in the countryside?"

She replied: "After Chinese New Year."

'Where's our family?' Uighurs ask after China releases video of detained musician

CBC

February 11, 2019

 

In the video, Heyit gave the date as Feb. 10, 2019, and said he was being investigated for criminal activity, but was in good health and had "never been abused." CBC has not independently verified the authenticity of the footage.

Sintash's father Qurban Mamut, a friend of Heyit's, is one of an estimated one million Uighur Muslims locked up in massive Chinese detention or "re-education" camps. 

He spoke to As It Happens host Carol Off from his home in Chantilly, Va. Here is part of their conversation: 

The Future Of The Fight To Preserve Uyghur Culture

supchina

April 8, 2019

 

“We have survived similar things in the past. I am optimistic because there are many Uyghur writers and intellectuals overseas who will persist in preserving Uyghur practices,” Sintash said. “This is a community that has had a long history. It’s not easy to force us to assimilate.”

China's Uyghur Community

TRT WORLD

DCDirect

The Chinese government has recently admitted to holding Uyghurs in camps for what they call “re-education" and to combat terrorism in the region, but human rights activists and camp survivors tell a very different story. Tune into #DCDirect as we speak with Bahram Sintash, whose father is currently in the camps, and attorney/activist Nury Turkel, to talk about China's marginalized Uyghur community.

库尔班.马木提的选择

RFA

解读新疆

April 12, 2019

 

库尔班.马木提是维吾尔著名的作家、诗人,他所主编的新疆文化杂志不仅在当地 销售量最大,也多次赢得政府奖励。二零一七年二月,他和妻子来美国探亲,与儿孙共享天伦之乐,彼时身处海外的他已经风闻新疆的局势变化,一些熟悉的朋友遭到了逮捕。返国前夕,儿子拜克拉木担心情况有变,希望父母留下来。库尔班.马木提告诉儿子,新疆是他的家乡,他爱那片土地,那儿有他的朋友同事,当他的族人需要他的时候,他必须和他们在一起。看到儿子的忧虑与不安,他安慰儿子放心,一旦情况好转,一定会再来探访他们。

人权组织警告: 中国可能在大规模破坏维吾尔文化

DW

May 2, 2019

不少流亡海外的维吾尔族人都是这场大规模文化打压的受害者。 住在美国维吉尼亚州 (Virginia) 的辛塔什 (Bahram Sintash) 自从2017年12月起,便与他的父亲马木提 (Qurban Mamut) 失去联系。 马木提是一名作家兼编辑,曾在由中国共产党控制的《新疆文化》杂志担任总编,并在2011年退休。然而,辛塔什眼中一向谨慎行事的父亲,却在一夕之间成了中国政府的眼中钉。 根据友人的说法,他的父亲是在2017年12月被送进再教育营。 但他至今仍无法亲自证实这件事,以及了解他父亲的健康状况。 辛塔什在接受德国之声访问时表示: “我相信我父亲被关进再教育营的其中一个原因,是因为中国政府正在大规模打压推广维吾尔文化的人。 ”

Uighur Activists Lobby for US Bill on Xinjiang Crackdown.

Voice of America

June 3, 2019

 

Uyghur American Meshrep Group, an organization consisting of 30 Uighur activists, visited Washington last week to push U.S. officials to help as many as 2 million residents of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region who are believed to be undergoing compulsory education in Chinese prison camps. They urged Congress to ratify the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, which aims to hold Chinese officials accountable for alleged abuses against the minority group. "We hope that this is the time that America stands up for Uighurs who are now facing a hopeless future for their existence in their own homeland," the group's founder, Bahram K. Sintash, told VOA. 

22 countries signed an 'unprecedented' letter condemning China's oppression of Muslims. But none of them come from the Islamic world.

Business Insider

July 3, 2019

 

Bahram Sintash, a Uighur American whose father is currently missing in Xinjiang, told Business Insider on Thursday: "No Islamic countries have signed on the letter, even during the worst prosecution against Muslims and Islam in 1,440 years of Islamic history in Xinjiang right now."

"Uighurs overseas are very disappointed with all those Islamic countries now," he added.

The Mass Destruction and Desecration of Uyghur Mosques by China

UHRP

July 16, 2019

 

I also want to extend my appreciation to the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, which has done so much to promote the coordination of civil society and government to fight for the rights of people of all faiths and beliefs.

Bahram Sintash’s presentation today is just a sampling of the research to be published in a forthcoming UHRP report on the demolition of mosques, shrines, and cemeteries in Uyghur land. The destruction of the tangible aspects of Uyghur religious life is an extension of China’s policy of cultural extermination of the Uyghurs.

Exiled Uighurs challenge China to prove claim that ‘most’ detention camp inmates have been freed

HKFP

August 4, 2019

 

China’s claim that “most” inmates have been released from re-education camps in its Xinjiang region has been met with anger and scepticism by the Uighur diaspora, which has launched a social media campaign challenging Beijing to prove it.

Rights groups and experts say more than a million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities have been rounded up in internment camps in the tightly-controlled northwest region, home to China’s Uighur population.

                              !بەھرام سىنتاش: «90% نى ئىسپاتلا   

RFA

August 2, 2019

 

ھالبۇكى، شۆھرەت زاكىر ئېيتقان «ئۆتكەن ئىككى يىل» دېگەن مۇددەتتە جەمئىيەتكە قايتىپ كەلگەن لاگېر مەھبۇسلىرى توغرىسىدا مۇھاجىرەتتىكى ئۇيغۇرلار ئۆزلىرىنىڭ ھېچقانداق خەۋەر ئاڭلىمىغانلىقىنى بەس-بەستە ئىپادىلىدى. ئۇيغۇر دىيارىدىكى ھۆرمەتكە سازاۋەر ئۇيغۇر زىيالىيلىرىنىڭ بىرى بولغان قۇربان مامۇتنىڭ ئامېرىكادىكى ئوغلى بەھرام سىنتاش بۇ مۇناسىۋەت بىلەن «90 پىرسەنتنى ئىسپاتلا!» ناملىق تور چاقىرىقىنى باشلىغاندا بۇنىڭغا ئاۋاز قوشقان مۇھاجىرەتتىكى ھەر ساھە ئۇيغۇرلىرى تۇشمۇ-تۇشتىن شۆھرەت زاكىرنىڭ ئېيتقانلىرىنىڭ پۈتۈنلەي يالغان ئىكەنلىكىنى تەكىتلىدى. بەھرام سىنتاش بۇ ھەقتە رادىيومىزنىڭ زىيارىتىنى قوبۇل قىلغاندا «مۇھاجىرەتتىكى ئۇيغۇرلار ئۆزلىرىنىڭ ۋەتەندىكى ئۇرۇق-تۇغقانلىرى بىلەن بىمالال سۆزلىشىش ئىمكانىيىتىگە ئىگە بولغاندا ئاندىن بۇ گەپلەرگە ئىشەنسەك بولىدۇ. شۇنداق بولغاندا بىز بۇنى ھۆكۈمەتنىڭ ئۆز خاتاسىنى توغرىلاش ئۈچۈن ئالغان بىر قەدىمى، دەپ قارايمىز» .