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Kyrgyzstan: Uighurs sentenced to death in Kyrgzstan may risk being sent back to China: Appeal cases

, Index number: EUR 58/004/2001

Chinese citizens Askar Tokhti and Bakhramzhan Elimov, Turkish citizen Akhmet Gyunan, and Russian Federation citizen Nazar Chotchayev were sentenced to death by Osh Regional Court on 12 March 2001. Ali Mansumu was sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment. In view of a moratorium on executions decreed in November 2000 the men are not in immediate danger of being executed in Kyrgyzstan. However, there is a danger that China might request the extradition of the Chinese nationals which would mean that they would be in immediate danger of torture and execution.

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