Posted on February 23, 2023 at 3:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Many brave people are working to make sure the true stories of the Uyghurs are heard around the world.

Gulchehra Hoja is among them.

The US-based journalist has spoken out about Beijing's treatment of the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group living in a supposedly autonomous section of northwestern China.

And her family has suffered for it — about two dozen relatives were arrested.

They've been released but remain under tight surveillance, something she speaks about tearfully in an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep to promote her new memoir, A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs.

You can read or listen to more about A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs on NPR's website.

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