Self-Proclaimed Uyghur Former Chinese Spy Shot by Unknown Assailant in Turkey

Nov 03, 2020

A Uyghur who claims he was forced to spy on members of his ethnic group living in exile in Turkey for the China’s government has been shot by an unknown assailant he believes is a Chinese agent, he told RFA’s Uyghur Service Tuesday, from the hospital bed where he is recovering in stable condition.

Yusufjan Amet was attacked by an unknown man as he was entering a friend’s home in Istanbul around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, leaving him with bullet wounds to the shoulder and back.

Amet, who in February last year told RFA that he had been forced to spy on the Uyghur exile community in Turkey and other nations since 2012 by Chinese authorities after they detained and tortured his mother back home in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), said he believed Monday’s attack was an assassination attempt ordered by Beijing.

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