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Chinese police take away outspoken Uighur activist, seize computers, cellphones, documents
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:41 PM EST
The wife of an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority says police took her husband away and raided their home, seizing computers, cellphones and even his students' theses.
It was the latest and most serious of recent actions by Chinese authorities in apparent retaliation for his criticism of ruling Communist Party policies.
Guzaili Nu'er says Ilham Tohti and his two sons were at home while she was at work. She rushed home but her husband had already been taken away.
Beijing police did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment.