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Posted inBorderlands, Regions

A Door to the North

7 October 1999 URUMQI – Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur businessperson, was arrested and subsequently charged with disclosing state secrets in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi in August after trying to meet with a group of visiting Americans. Her secretary and two of her sons were also arrested and another two sons placed under house arrest. […]