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About the victim
She was a talented, hardworking scholar who was arrested at an airport in XJ after a return trip home to family. She’d spent several years completing her PhD abroad and had funding for another year while she looked for postdocs. Her family were not elite, but she had received a privileged education in China and was a Communist Party member.
An important town in southwestern Xinjiang
When victim was detained
Prior to the 19th party congress
Reason given for detention
She was jailed after her arrest before being sent to a camp from which she was eventually released, but she cannot leave her city, even for other areas of China. A Chinese institution in another province invited her to a job interview for ex but the local authorities didn’t allow her to go .
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