Thursday, September 12, 2019

CHINA: Execution Pending of Uyghur Academic - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, September 9, 2019.

Fears are mounting that the Chinese authorities will imminently carry out the execution of Tashpolat Tiyip, a prominent Uyghur academic who was convicted in a secret and grossly unfair trial. Subjected to an enforced disappearance in 2017, he has been arbitrarily detained since then. No information has been made available about charges and proceedings against him and his current whereabouts remain unknown.