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Uighur Activists: Media Accounts and Electronics Salesman

uighur activists: He was a working-class electronics salesman, unknown even to most Uighur activists, according to CTV. So she worried that authorities might block his social media accounts, or maybe detain him. Zhang's wife had long feared some sort of backlash despite her husband's relative obscurity. Instead he was arrested and prosecuted for subversion and espionage. They wanted to make an example of him, to scare anyone who might question what they do in the name of security, Zhang's wife, Li Aijie, told The Associated Press earlier this week, one day after she arrived in the United States and asked for political asylum. His punishment 20 years in prison. ( As reported in the news.