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Abduhalik Uyghur

Author, Uyghur
Abduhalik Uyghur wrote the famous nationalist poem “Oyghan,” which opened with the line “Ey pekir Uyghur, oyghan!” (“Hey, poor Uyghur, wake up!”). He was later executed by the Chinese warlord Sheng Shicai, in Turpan at the age of 32, on March 13, 1933, for inciting Uyghur nationalist sentiments through his works.