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China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

Headline Title:  China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for 23 April 2014 The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time.Abdukiram Abduveli, 59, has now served double his original 12-year sentence. According to his family, he has been on hunger strike since mid-February in protest against an additional five-year jail term. “The Chinese authorities appear…

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