Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

Children with forbidden names are prohibited from attending school if their parents refuse to change them…A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.”  RFA.ORG