Key Fact: Website administrator and Uighur Muslim
Detained Since: July 14, 2009
Charges: Splittism, leaking state secrets, and organizing an illegal demonstration
Sentence: Life imprisonment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur and other Muslims’ religious practices. These restrictions are particularly egregious during this month-long period of introspection, fasting, prayer, and devotion.