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Lu Guang : a Prominent Chinese photographer in Xinjiang arrested

while on a trip missing Chinese photojournalist Lu Guang has been taken by local authorities in the unrest in Xinjiang province, "officially fixed". His wife Xu Xiaoli said on Wednesday, to be on the phone to the police in Kashgar over the arrest of her husband, has been informed. To have the allegations against Lu, the police made no data.

so Far, they have yet to receive any official documents about the arrest of her husband, said the New York-based Xu. Nor are you allowed to visit him. "Currently, the family hired lawyers, to the competent service contact," she said. The police in Kashgar, said at the request of AFP, you have no "relevant information".

Lu, who lives in the USA and, among others, the World Press Photo Award, disappeared about a month ago, while he visited as a Tourist, the province of Xinjiang. On 5. November Lu should have been in the province of Sichuan a friend to meet, but he never arrived. You've heard of a friend of the arrest of her husband, had Xu communicated previously.

The province of Xinjiang in northwestern China, is home to the Muslim Uighur minority. The Uighurs complain for years against oppression, unrest, there were hundreds of Dead.

According to UN estimates, be detained for up to a Million Uighurs and other turkstämmige Muslims in internment camps, and politically indoctrinated. Foreign journalists are persecuted in Xinjiang, often by the police and detained in order to prevent reports about the camp and dealing with the Uighurs.

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human rights photographer Lu Guang in China

disappeared In his 25-year career, documented Lu especially the disadvantages of the economic growth and associated social changes in China. In his pictures he captured the environmental pollution, the exploitation of workers, from Aids-ravaged villages and the illegal Import of African timber. (AFP)

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