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China: Uyghur academic jailed for “inciting extremism”: Iminjan Seydin

, Index number: ASA 17/1792/2020

Prominent Uyghur historian and publisher Iminjan Seydin was convicted of “inciting extremism” after a secret and grossly unfair trial in February 2019. His daughter only learned about his conviction in recent months through word of mouth. Missing since May 2017, he has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. No evidence against him has been made public.