China jails writer for 15 years for 'endangering state security'
"Human rights groups have attacked the heavy sentence a Chinese court has imposed on a Uighur writer who posted critical articles online and spoke to foreign journalists after last year's riots in Xinjiang.
A court jailed Gheyrat Niyaz – known in Chinese as Hailaite Niyazi – for 15 years at a hearing on Friday for endangering state security. The 51-year-old had been detained since October..."
URL Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/writer-jailed-15-years
Author Organisation: The Guardian