Uyghur Dissident’s Employees Freed After Seven Months in a Chinese Jail – Radio Free Asia

From Radio Free Asia:

Chinese authorities have released two officials working in Uyghur dissident ’s company in Xinjiang after holding them without charge for seven months.

Company secretary Ruzi Mamat and Kadeer’s former assistant Aysham Kerim were freed Dec. 14 and allowed to return home, Kadeer told RFA’s Uyghur service.

Both were arrested May 11, and witnesses said at the time that Aysham Kerim, the mother of a seven-month-old infant, was dragged by her hair into a police car.

Chinese authorities in Urumqi, capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region in the northwesternmost part of China, gave no explanation for their release. No further details about their detention or release were immediately available.

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