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China: Chinese Uighur website editor sentenced

, Index number: ASA 17/033/2010

Dilshat Paerhat (or, using the Chinese transliteration, Dilixiati Paerhati), an ethnic Uighur and editor of a Uighur-language website, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on 21 July for “endangering state security”. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to peaceful freedom of expression, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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