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Chinese Lawyer Denied Meeting with Jailed Uighur Client

A lawyer for jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti says he has been denied access to his client in China's western Xinjiang province.   Speaking to VOA from the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi Thursday, Li Fangping said he was told he could not meet with Ilham because the charges of separatism involve state secrets.   “[Ilham] once released a four-point statement, one of which said he would not have any separatist words and actions. Now the charge against him is...

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