People’s Republic of China: New arrests reported in Xinjiang

Four members of the Uighur ethnic group have reportedly been detained in Xinjiang Autonomous Region between June and September 1992. Ahmet Jan, a worker in the personnel department of the XAR People’s Government, was reportedly detained in September allegedly charged with establishing a “reactionary organization”; Nurmuhammed Abdurahman, an architecture graduate, was reportedly detained in August; Muhtar Chong Kadir and Abduweli, two students, were reportedly arrested on 23 June 1992, charged with “counter-revolutionary activities”. All appear to be detained incommunicado. AI is concerned that they may be prisoners of conscience.

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