Yaqub Haji was one of two businessmen who donated money to build a mosque in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining), a city in far northern Xinjiang near Kazakhstan before he was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of "religious extremism."
Uyghurs, who knew Haji said the businessman was in good health before his arrest by Chinese authorities in 2018.
An RFA investigation of social media reports of Haji's death by Uyghurs in exile friends has confirmed that the Uyghur died while being detained in a Chinese government-run internment camp.
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