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Jul 14, 2006, 06:17
China tortured Uighur activist's son: Amnesty

Thursday, Jul 13, 2006

A son of exiled Muslim rights activist Rebiya Kadeer has been tortured and forced to confess to attempts to separate the Muslim Xinjiang region from China, Amnesty International said yesterday.

Alim Abdiriyim confessed under torture on July 1, the international rights group said in a statement. Separatism carries a much harsher penalty than his original charge of tax fraud.

Amnesty cited a US-based non-governmental organization, the Uighur Human Rights Project, as saying Alim Abdiriyim may need urgent medical attention for injuries sustained during torture.

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