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The easier target

POSTED ON October 16 th, 2018

A Uyghur translator, Mirhemitjan Muzepper, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for translating Chinese-language news that the Chinese government viewed as subversive. While he was charged with inciting separatism, the station that employed him and posted the translated news was not prosecuted.