Ismail Semed was executed on Thursday morning in the city of
Semed was deported from
But his wife, Buhejer, told RFA he was forced by police into confessing to his alleged crimes.
She said she was informed that her husband would be executed on Monday and was allowed to visit him briefly the same day, according to RFA.
"(It was) only for 10 minutes, we didn't have too much time to talk ... Previously, he had said his leg hurt, and his stomach hurt, and other parts of his body hurt, and that he needed medicine," she said.
"When the body was transferred to us at the cemetery I saw only one bullet hole in his heart," Buhejer told RFA.
Semed was also accused of "possessing firearms and explosives", Uighur sources told RFA.
Buhejer said that during the trial, her husband had told the court that his confession was coerced.
"They forced me," she quoted him as saying.
Sources close to the case told RFA the charges were based allegations that Semed was a founding member of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a Muslim Uighur separatist movement which
A Uighur exile group, the World Uighur Congress, said the prosecution had presented no credible evidence on which to convict Semed.
"His trial, like most Uighur political prisoners' trials, was not fair," it said in an emailed statement.
According to RFA, Semed had previously served two prison sentences for Uighur separatist activities before fleeing to
According to Amnesty International hundreds, if not thousands of largely peaceful Uighur protesters were were killed or seriously injured in the Gulja crackdown.
Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking minority group, live mainly in