Figlio di attivista uiguro torturato in prigione

Alim Abdiriyim, figlio di un attivista uiguro, è stato torturato e ha ricevuto altri maltrattamenti in prigione, secondo la sua famiglia. Credono che la sua vita sia a rischio.

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Alim Abdiriyim, son of Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, is being tortured and otherwise ill-treated in detention, according to his family. They believe his life is at risk. He has been in prison in Urumqi, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China since 2006 on tax evasion charges.According to sources in China, Alim Abdiriyim has suffered a serious deterioration in his health and shows signs of physical and psychological trauma. He is reported to have said that the prison authorities were “turning a blind eye to what was happening” to him in prison, had not given him the medical attention he required, and that if the situation persisted he feared for his life. Rebiya Kadeer and her family believe his life to be at risk unless urgent action is taken to urge the authorities to address the situation.

Alim Abdiriyim was detained on 30 May 2006 and severely beaten by police. On 13 June 2006, he was charged with tax evasion, following an investigation by the authorities into the family business, and “subversion of state power”. In November 2006, Alim was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined 62,500 US$. He is believed to have confessed to the charges after being tortured while in detention.

Rebiya Kadeer’s family has been targeted by the authorities since she was first detained as a prisoner of conscience in 1999. This intensified after she was released on medical parole on 17 March 2005 and left China for the USA. Alim Abdiriyim and his brother Kahar Abdiriyim were sentenced on 27 November 2006, the day after Rebiya Kadeer was elected president of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). Amnesty International believes that the pattern of retribution against Rebiya Kadeer’s family for her human rights activities casts serious doubt on the credibility of the police investigation into their business affairs and the fairness of the trial process.

Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 19 settembre 2010

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