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China: Fear of torture and other ill-treatment: Abdushukur Qurban (m)

, Index number: ASA 17/111/2008

Abdushukur Qurban, an ethnic Uighur and father of three, was detained on 21 November in Penjim Township, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). In violation of the 24-hour limit of family notification required by the Criminal Procedure Law, the police notified his family on 26 November that Abdushukur Qurban had been held on suspicion of crimes of endangering state security. Amnesty International believes he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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