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Search Results Detail for 'Mehbube Ablesh'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2008-00545   Ethnic Group: Uyghur
Detention Status: REL   Sex: F
Issue Category: eth/spch   Age at Detention: 29
Main Name: Mehbube Ablesh   Religion: Muslim
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 阿布露莎 Occupation: media, radio
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Additional Name(s): Mehbube Abrak   Residence Province: Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Wulumuqi [Urumqi] Shi (pref.)
  Residence County: (na)
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2008/08/dd
Current Prison: Xinjiang Women's Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 3
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Wulumuqi [Urumqi] Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Shuimogou Dist.
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Short Summary
According to Radio Free Asia (8 September 08 in English and Uyghur, 9 September 08 in Mandarin), Mehbube Ablesh, a Uyghur employee in the advertising department at the Xinjiang People's Radio Station in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), was fired from her job around August 2008 and placed in detention, in apparent connection to her criticism of Chinese government policy in the region. A co-worker connected the detention to articles she wrote for the Internet. Another source said that in her communications with him, she was critical of political leaders in the XUAR and criticized Mandarin-focused language policies. A source also noted she had posted articles on the Internet that criticized government security measures for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and government handling of collecting donations from Uyghurs for the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake. According to Dui Hua information based on official Chinese sources, a court sentenced Mehbube Ablesh (identified as Mehbube Abrak) to three years' imprisonment for splittism, a crime under Article 103 of China's Criminal Law. She was transferred to the Xinjiang Women's Prison (Xinjiang No. 2 Prison) to serve her sentence.