Originally published by Messenger, 19 March 2010
A Sale resident has enlisted the help of local MP Paul Goggins and the foreign office minister Ivan Lewis in the fight to have his brother freed.
Dilimulati Paerhati, 31, of School Road Sale, has not spoken to his brother Dilixaiti Paerhati, 28, since he was taken from his home in north-west China in August last year.
The pair are Uighur Muslims, an ethnic minority community from the troubled region of Xinjiang which experienced widespread unrest and rioting in July last year.
Dilixaiti, editor of a popular website that was shut-down by authorities in July, disappeared on August 7.
He had already been held in custody for eight days.Continue Reading →