Yidiresi Aishan, 34, was arrested on July 19 on his arrival at Casablanca airport (west) from Turkey, at the request of China, which accuses him of “terrorist acts committed in 2017” and accuses him of being part of a “terrorist organization”, indicated his lawyer Miloud Kandil.
Yidiresi Aishan, Chinese computer scientist based in Turkey since 2012, refutes these accusations and “ensures that he has not returned to China since 2012,” said his lawyer.
According to foreign experts, more than a million Uyghurs are or have been detained in political re-education camps in China’s Xinjiang province.
On his arrival in Morocco, Yidiresi Aishan was the subject of an Interpol red notice issued at the request of China. “The prosecution explained that the accused was arrested under a judicial agreement signed by Morocco and China in 2016,” added Maître Kandil.
The case of Yidiresi Aishan mobilizes several NGOs dedicated to human rights: Amnesty International said in a statement that he “risked being detained and tortured if he was forcibly returned to China” because of “his work carried out by the past for Uyghur organizations ”.
The plight of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim minority who make up just under half of Xinjiang’s 25 million inhabitants, has been denounced by human rights defenders around the world and is the subject of increasing confrontation. long live between the West and China.