September 28, 2017

Urgent Action: Uighur Woman Incommunicado After Secret Trial (China: UA 222.17)


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Buzainafu Abudourexiti, who returned to China in 2015 after studying for two years in Egypt, was suddenly detained in March 2017 and sentenced in a secret trial to seven years in prison. No information has been provided about the charges against her, but it is believed that it may be part of a wider crackdown on Uighur students who studied abroad. Held incommunicado, she is at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Ensure that Buzainafu Abudourexiti has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of her choice, and is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Immediately and unconditionally release Buzainafu Abudourexiti unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that she committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair re-trial in line with international standards;
  • Allow her prompt, regular and unrestricted access to medical care on request or as necessary.

Contact these two officials by 9 November 2017:

Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
Chen Quanguo Shuji
479 Zhongshanlu
Urumqi, Xinjiang
People’s Republic of China
Salutation: Dear Secretary

Ambassador Tiankai Cui, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 495 2266 I Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 222.17
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