Detained & imprisoned (corporate work)

Entry Victim’s Name Chinese name ID no. About the Testifier Relation About the Victim Assumed Location When Detention Took Place Detention Reason Victim’s Status How Testifier Learned of Status Additional Info About the Testifier (Translated/Edited) Relation (Translated/Edited) About the Victim (Translated/Edited) Assumed Location (Translated/Edited) When Detention Took Place (Translated/Edited) Detention Reason (Translated/Edited) Victim’s Status (Translated/Edited) How Testifier Learned of Status (Translated/Edited) Additional Info (Translated/Edited) Prison Term (Years) Age Gender Ethnicity Location Detention type Detention time Detention reason Official detention reason (1) Official detention reason (2) Official detention reason (3) Health status Profession
2116 Peride Jume 65??????????????E? Mihray Abliz, Uyghur, lives in Belgium Friend Peride Jume, Uyghur, works in Urumqi Steel and Iron Factory Unknown Unclear Unknown In re-education camp Unclear F Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp corporate work
2556 Abdunebi Abdurishid 653101??????????O? H. information publicly available name: Abuduneibi Abudurexiti (阿布都内比*阿不都热西提)<br />gender: male <br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />place of origin: probably Nezerbagh town,Kashgar city (喀什市乃则尔巴格镇)<br /><br />He was released on October 11-12, 2018 from a “training centre” (培训中心)after “having completed his studies” (结业). Qianjin village (前进村), Nezerbagh township (乃则尔巴格乡), Kashgar city (喀什市乃则尔巴格镇) unknown unknown Released.<br /><br />After having “graduated” from the Kashgar “training centre”, he returned to work in his original workplace, a communication company. source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2018-11/05/c_1123667476.htm (published 5 NOV 2018) http://china.huanqiu.com/article/2018-10/13360698_3.html (published 25 OCT 2018)<br />https://news.rednet.cn/c/2018/10/26/4759465.htm<br />http://www.cnrmz.cn/mzyw/201811/t20181107_1288771.html M Uyghur Kashgar unclear (soft) corporate work
3087 Gheni Hoshur 艾尼·吾修 652924196905120016 A human being who has no more patience for what is happening to the people he cares about. Friend Gheni Hoshur, Chinese name: 艾尼·吾修, 49 years old, Uyghur, lives in Urumchi<br /><br />He is a law-abiding Chinese citizen, a well-educated good man, does not need any “re-education”. He went to Chinese schools, he has native-level Chinese fluency and has more Chinese friends than Uyghurs.<br /><br />He has been to abroad only twice, to Australia and South Korea with the company trip, with all Chinese colleagues.<br /><br />He has health problems on his back and wears glasses.<br /><br />I believe his passport was confiscated between May to September 2017. And he was taken to the camp in September 2017. Since then, I have not heard anything from him. I don’t even know if he is still alive.<br /><br />He has not committed any crime, he is 100% innocent. I demand China immediately release him!<br /><br />[Address, as given at a testimony event: No. 160 Shengli Road, Tianshan District, Apt 1903.] Urumchi September 2017<br /><br />[Testifier via private correspondence: He was actually taken to a detention center in September 2017, with the testifier hearing in October 2018 that he was transferred to a camp “two months ago”.] He was taken without any reason, I assume because of traveling abroad. Unknown<br /><br />[in late July 2019, testifier learned from contacts in the region that the victim had allegedly returned home, but it’s unclear how reliable this is] From friends. A human being who has no more patience for what is happening to the people he cares about. Friend. Gheni Hoshur (Chinese name: 艾尼·吾修) is 49 years old, Uyghur, and lives in Urumchi. He was employed at a large corporation prior to his arrest.<br /><br />He is a law-abiding Chinese citizen, a good and well-educated man, and does not need any “re-education”. He went to Chinese school, has native-level Chinese fluency, and has more Chinese friends than Uyghur ones.<br /><br />He has gone abroad only twice, to Australia and South Korea on company trips, and with all Chinese colleagues.<br /><br />[His address, as provided at a testimony event, the data from which was then relayed to shahit.biz with testifiers’ consent: Apt. 1903, 160 Shengli Road, Tianshan District, Urumchi.] Urumchi. I believe that his passport was confiscated between May and September 2017, and that he was taken to a detention center in September 2017. In October 2018, I heard that he had been transferred to a camp two months earlier. He was taken without any reason. I assume it was because of traveling abroad. According to sources in the region, he returned home in July 2019, but it is not clear if this is trustworthy.<br /><br />He also has back problems and needs to wear glasses. From friends. He has not committed any crime, he is 100% innocent. I demand that China immediately release him! 35-55 M Uyghur Urumqi unclear (soft) Apr. 2017 – June 2017 related to going abroad has problems corporate work
3190 Adil Eliyof 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Adil Eliyof, retired, previously an accountant at the Kashgar branch of the People’s Bank. Likely in Kashgar, given his position. Not stated. Released in March 2019. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur Kashgar unclear (soft) corporate work
3485 Gulbahar Ibrahim 65010?19????????E? &quot;Elvi&quot; (Twitter handle: @Johannadear_) The victim is the testifier’s aunt. Gulbahar Ibrahim, 45 years old (as of May 2019), from Urumqi. She was an administrative employee and had a son. Presumably in Urumqi. Taken to a camp in October 2017. Taken upon her return from Turkey, so this is quite possibly the reason. Presumably still in camp. Not stated. Her case was reported by Citizen Truth: https://citizentruth.org/uyghurs-testimonies-of-chinese-atrocities-inside-xinjiang-camps/ 35-55 F Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017 related to going abroad corporate work
3692 Mahmut Qunahun 653101199???????O? Testimony 1*|2: Nejmidin Raman, originally from Kashgar but now living in the Netherlands. (cousin once removed) Mahmut(jan)/Maihemutijiang Kunahun 买合木提江 库那婚, 24-26 years old, he’s from Yi Qia Cun, Beshkirem, Kashgar. [伯什克然木乡依恰村]<br />He studied economics in inner China, Austria, and visited Turkey. In year 2013 he was working in financial sector in Urumqi. [Presumably in Kashgar.] 2017-2018 Most probably for traveling abroad Well, if one day I know he wasn’t arrested, I’ll change his status as a free man. I’m registering him to let others know a person whose name is Mahmut Kunahun exists. Testimony 1*|2: Nejmidin Raman, originally from Kashgar but now living in the Netherlands. (cousin once removed) 18-35 M Uyghur Kashgar no news for over a year corporate work
4439 Alim Abdurehim 65????19????????O? This testimony has been imported from a World Uyghur Congress collection of disappearances. The name of the victim is Alim Abdurehim (阿里木.阿不都热依木). He worked for the Astane (Astana?) Company and was 35 in 2009 at the time of his detention. Unknown. The victim was detained on the fifth of July in 2009. The reason is unknown, however, he was arrested in connection with the 2009 Urumqi riots. His wife claims he did not participate, but rather was detained for arguing with a police officer in an unrelated incident having to do with passage through a blocked street. The status of the victim is unclear. The victim’s wife gave a testimony to the World Uyghur Congress. https://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/enforced-disappearances/<br /><br />Mention by Ilham Tohti: https://web.archive.org/web/20130708193125/http://www.uighurbiz.net/archives/16385 35-55 M Uyghur before 2017 challenging authority corporate work
4770 Ilyas Memet 65????19????????O? J. Bagdonas, database volunteer RFA Ilyas Memet, a 48-year-old property developer. He is the owner of a successful real estate development company Subhi Development which has built multiple hotels, restaurants, residential buildings and shopping centers around Xinjiang. He has five children First he was detained in May 2017 and held in Qitai detention center in Changji prefecture. He was released after three months in detention due to illness and was treated at Urumqi hospital. He was arrested again in March 2018 and put to prison. Relatives believe he was arrested for visiting &quot;blacklisted countries&quot;, including Turkey In prison [unclear if formal prison, as no sentence is mentioned] RFA article: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/developer-04162019171959.html Subhi Development’s company contacts can be found here, along with Ilyas’ phone number:<br />http://www.likuso.com/city472/85086.html<br />The company phone seems to be no longer in use, and when I called Ilyas, nobody responded, and instead of regular beeping sounds, a Communist-era march was played. 35-55 M Uyghur Apr. 2017 – June 2017 related to going abroad has problems corporate work
4884 Ekrem Sawut 6501??19870825??O? I am a student I am a friend of the victim Name of the Victims is Akram Sawut, about his 32. He is from Uruqmi, and Graduated from 杭师院附属三墩高级中学 (内地新疆高中班) in 2007, then went to Tianjin Foreign Studies University to study English and French as a double major. When he graduated from his college in 2011, he was employed by ZTE Corporation 中兴通讯股份有限公司, and arranged to work in African countries as Mozambique, Algeria, Morocco and etc. . After five years work in Africa he was appointed as a Account manager in Istanbul in 2016. He went back Urumqi to visit his family in the end of 2016 but did not managed to came back to his position again. A third friend in Wuhan told me that he was detained. Later he managed to ask his supervisor, and was told that he was arrested with so called reasons saying that he was susceptible for his activities in abroad. Urumqi 2017<br /><br />[from additional testimony: July 2017 (last WeChat message was on June 21, 2017), believed detained at airport after flying back from Istanbul] [from additional testimony: for going abroad] He was a good student, he had a very good relationship with his colleges. But still detained.<br /><br />[update from testimony in November 2019: it was heard that he appeared in September 2019 to get medical treatment for his back and waist, surfacing for 10 days and then disappearing again] A friend in Wuhan told me about him. 18-35 M Uyghur Urumqi July 2017 – Sep. 2017 related to going abroad has problems corporate work
5417 Mahire Yaqup 玛依拉·亚库甫 654101197710050028 Testimony 1|2|5: Merhaba Yaqup, originally from Ghulja but now living in Australia. (sister)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Nyrola Elima, as reported by Washington Post. (cousin)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Merhaba Yaqup, as reported by Washington Post. (sister) Mahire Yaqup is a single mother of three. She worked as an insurance saleswoman for the Ili branch of China Life, and was also a part-time Mandarin teacher, teaching Mandarin to Uyghur students in a training center in Ghulja.<br /><br />Address: Ghulja [presumably Ghulja City], Ili Prefecture.<br /><br />Chinese passport: G38324942. [Presumably in Ili.]<br /><br />Testimony 5: in a detention center in Ghulja City. Taken to a concentration camp in Ghulja in March 2018, then released from camp in the December of the same year. She disappeared again in April 2019.<br /><br />[WP report: her sister received a call from her in December 2018, in which she praised the Party and said she was fine. She was arrested again on May 15, 2019, and prosecuted in July. The authorities confiscated about 56,000 USD worth of Mayila’s savings.] Unclear. Testifier says that the sole reason is her “being Uyghur”.<br /><br />[WP report: “Funding terrorist activities”. In fact, Mahire sent money to her parents in Australia in three installments, the money was used to purchase a house in Adelaide.] Disappeared. [WP report: she appears to have been prosecuted, but the sentence is unclear.]<br /><br />She was diagnosed with liver damage following her release from camp. Not completely clear, but testifier mentions having to appeal to the Australian government for help as contact with relatives in Xinjiang could not be established. WP report: Her aunt Gulbekrem Memtimin and uncle Hasim Tohti are taking care of Aliya’s three children including the youngest one who was born prematurely. All three of them are attending a Mandarin-language school.<br /><br />Featured in the Washington Post (Testimony 3-4): https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/for-chinas-embattled-uighurs-a-bank-transfer-abroad-can-become-a-terrorism-ordeal/2019/09/19/eb6a8b1e-c3dd-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html Testimony 1|2|5: Merhaba Yaqup, originally from Ghulja but now living in Australia. (sister)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Nyrola Elima, as reported by Washington Post. (cousin)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Merhaba Yaqup, as reported by Washington Post. (sister) Mahire Yaqup is a single mother of three. She worked as an insurance saleswoman for the Ili branch of China Life, did private business, and was also a part-time Mandarin teacher, teaching Mandarin to adults in a training center in Ghulja. She was also a tutor who taught English, Mandarin, and mathematics to primary school students.<br /><br />Address: Ghulja City, Ili Prefecture.<br /><br />Chinese passport: G38324942. Still in a pre-trial detention center in Ghulja City. Taken to a concentration camp in Ghulja in March 2018, then released from camp in the December of the same year, at which point she called her sister abroad to tell her that she was fine, in addition to praising the Party. She disappeared again in April 2019.<br /><br />Following pressure from the Australian authorities, the Chinese side gave an official reply in which they said that Mahire had been formally arrested in May 2019, on crimes that the testifier believes are made up. She was prosecuted in July 2019, but the outcome remains unclear. Testifier says that the sole reason is her “being Uyghur”.<br /><br />In their report to the Washington Post, Mahire’s sisters say that she was prosecuted for “funding terrorist activities”, when in reality this money had been sent to Australia to help her relatives buy a house in Adelaide. Sentenced, though her sister reports that she is still in a detention center.<br /><br />She was diagnosed with liver damage following her release from camp. Not completely clear, but testifier mentions having to appeal to the Australian government for help as contact with relatives in Xinjiang could not be established. Her aunt, Gulbekrem Memtimin, and uncle, Hasim Tohti, are now taking care of the three children (including the youngest, who was born prematurely). All three are attending a Mandarin-language school.<br /><br />The victim’s story has been featured in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/for-chinas-embattled-uighurs-a-bank-transfer-abroad-can-become-a-terrorism-ordeal/2019/09/19/eb6a8b1e-c3dd-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html 35-55 F Uyghur sentenced Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018 terrorism has problems corporate work
5486 Esqer Ehet Testimony 1-2: Abdulla Tohti Arish Testimony 1-2: Brother-in-law. (His sister’s husband) His name is Esqer Ehet. He was graduated from Changan University in Xian. He is the marketing director of Iqbal Dairy Processing. Unkwon Testimony 1: According to the testifier, he was taken into camps in the end of 2018.<br /><br />Testimony 2: October 2018<br /><br />[testifier: released in late 2019] Unknown [released, according to private correspondence with testifier] According to the testifier, through contacts in the region M Uyghur Oct. 2018 – Dec. 2018 corporate work
6621 Memet Hebibul 买买提·艾比布 652101197207010051 Testimony 1|2|4: Melikezat Hebibul, originally from Turpan but now living in Turkey, which she hasn&apos;t left since 2016. Her passport expired in 2018. (sister)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Melikezat Hebibul, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (sister) Memet Hebibul(买买提·艾比布) is 45 years old. He worked at China Life Insurance.<br /><br />Address (as on ID, 2014): Apt. 501, Entrance No. 4, Building No. 9, Qingnian Road, Turpan City, Xinjiang (新疆吐鲁番市青年路9号楼4单元501室). [Unclear, as sentenced.] 30th April 2017.<br /><br />Testimony 4: sentenced to 3 years on November 6, 2019. Going to Turkey. Testimony 1: In the camp.<br /><br />Testimony 2: sentenced to 3 years in prison. Not Stated. RFA coverage (Testimony 3): https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/melike-hebibul-01092020124808.html Testimony 1|2|4: Melikezat Hebibul, originally from Turpan but now living in Turkey, which she hasn&apos;t left since 2016. Her passport expired in 2018. (sister)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Melikezat Hebibul, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (sister) 3 35-55 M Uyghur sentenced Apr. 2017 – June 2017 related to going abroad corporate work
7090 Saadet Bawdun 652401195608210027 Testimony 1*|2: Tughluq Hemit, originally from Ghulja but now residing in Stockholm. (son) سائادەت باۋدۇن 1956-08-21غۇلجا شەھىرى دە تۇغۇلغان كەسپى ئىلى مىھمانخانىسى قاتناش بۆلۈمدىن دەم ئېلىشقا چىققان ھازىرقى ئورنى غۇلجىدىكى بوز تۈرمىسىدە 2017-01-27غۇلجا بىخەتەرلىك لىك ئورگان تۇتۇپ كەتكەن 2014 مەن بىلەن تۈركىيەدە كۆرۈشكەنلىكى سەۋەب ئاساسلىقى مىنى چەتئەلدە سىياسى پاناھلىق تىلەپ قىپقالغان سىياسى پائالىيەتلەرگە قاتناشان دەپ تۈرمىدە 18يىل كىسۋىتىلگەن سالامەتلىكى ناچار تونۇش بىلش ئچكىردىكى خىزمەت قىلدىغان دوستلىرىمدىن يوق Testimony 1*|2: Tughluq Hemit, originally from Ghulja but now residing in Stockholm. (son) Sa’adet Bawdun worked at the transportation department of the Ili Hotel prior to her retirement. Boz prison in Ghulja. Taken on January 27, 2017 by the Ghulja public security bureau. Meeting the testifier in Turkey in 2014. The testifier asking for political asylum abroad and being a political activist. Sentenced to 18 years in prison.<br /><br />She is not in good health. From friends working in inner China. 18 55+ F Uyghur Ili sentenced Jan. 2017 – Mar. 2017 relative(s) has problems corporate work
8441 Gulshen Hemit 65410119830504??E? Tughluq Hemit, originally from Ghulja but now residing in Stockholm. (brother) Her name is Gulshen Hemit. She was born on the 4th of May 1983. She graduated from Xian Normal University. She started her work in UnionPay Bureau, Urumchi Branch after graduation. [Presumably in Urumchi as her work is in Urumchi.] On 28th or 29th of April 2018. According to the testifier, having had poisoned mind [ideas]. Unclear. Not Stated. The victim was taken by the Ximin Police Station in Urumchi and sent to an &quot;education camp&quot;. Since then, the testifier hasn’t been able to get any news about the victim. So, the testifier doesn’t know if the victim was released or in still in the camp, or has been sentenced. Tughluq Hemit, originally from Ghulja but now residing in Stockholm. (brother) 35-55 F Uyghur Urumqi no news for over a year Apr. 2018 – June 2018 problematic thoughts corporate work
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