Ablikim Abdiriyim was released from prison on May 31, 2015, after completing his sentence and is now safe with his family.
His deteriorating health and the harsh prison conditions, which included torture and solitary confinement, in China makes his release even more welcome.Rebiya Kadeer
Like his mother, prominent Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer, Ablikim was in prison for defending the rights of the Uighur minority in China. And like her, the Chinese authorities threw him in jail for standing up for human rights. And they hurt him, tortured him, in part to punish Rebiya for all her activism. Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience and campaigned tirelessly demanding his release.
Rebiya said that she believes efforts by the international community helped to protect him during his detention: