Since China does not recognize Huseyin’s Canadian citizenship, they did not give any access or information to Canadian officials. Huseyin was held in secrecy and not given any access to family or a lawyer. Furthermore, the Chinese authorities threatened and forced him to sign a confession. Hence his trial was unfair, unjust and unlawful. On April 19, 2006, Huseyin was handed a life sentence on heinous terrorism charges. Shortly after Huseyin was arrested, family members were told he had been accused of the assassination of a Chinese official in Kyrgyzstan in March 2000, charges for which he would likely face the death sentence. As for the stunning accusation of political murder, the Chinese have not named the assassinated official or disclosed any of the evidence of his death. Huseyin’s family has offered documentary proof he was in Istanbul at the alleged time of the killing – including pictures of a meeting he had that day with Turkish government officials.