Detained & imprisoned (engineer)

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
5 Ilham Turdi 6501??19????????O? Testimony 1*: Ghalip Turdi, a Canadian citizen living in Edmonton. (brother)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Omerjan Turdi, as reported by Globe and Mail. (brother) Ilham Turdi, ( Yilhamu Tudiyumaier on China’s ID,) used to work as an architect in Urumchi city since 2003. Unknown, possibiliy still in Urumchi. Feb12/2018 Married with a US citizen,, which was the reason given to my father by Urumchi police on March/2018. unknown from family members in backhome. [From the Globe and Mail (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-hundreds-of-thousands-of-muslims-are-missing-in-china-now-a-database/) (Testimony 2):<br /><br />Among the first additions to the database are Ilham Turdi and Aygul Turap, the brother and wife of Umerjan Turdi, a musician living in the Netherlands. Authorities detained the pair because of their relationships with people overseas, Umerjan said, even though Ilham divorced his American wife in 2015 after a brief marriage.<br /><br />The family showed the divorce judgment, which The Globe and Mail has reviewed, to police in Xinjiang. It shows the couple separated six days after their wedding. But police responded that Ilham had “stayed with that American girl for too long a time, and his brain had been destroyed,” Umerjan said. Police told the family that Ilham would be sent to what the family calls “re-education” after he was subjected to several months of questioning.<br /><br />Ms. Turap, Umerjan’s wife, is an acclaimed dancer. She disappeared Oct. 24, 2017. Umerjan also hasn’t spoken for a year with his 14-year-old son, who remains in Xinjiang. In one of their last conversations, his son said his teacher checks his phone every two days and “warned him to not communicate too frequently with me, or ‘your mom won’t be released,’” Umerjan said.] Testimony 1*: Ghalip Turdi, a Canadian citizen living in Edmonton. (brother)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Omerjan Turdi, as reported by Globe and Mail. (brother) Ilham Turdi (“Yilihamu Tudiyumaier”, or “Ilham Turdi’omer”, on his Chinese ID) had worked as an architect in Urumqi since 2003. Unknown; possibly still in Urumqi. February 12, 2018. In March 2018, Urumqi police informed Ilham’s father that his son was detained for his marriage to a US citizen.<br /><br />[The Globe and Mail article below states that the marriage lasted only six days, but police were certain that this was enough time for ideological corruption. After months of questioning, he was sent to be “re-educated”.] Unknown. From family members back home. Globe and Mail coverage:<br /><br />https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-hundreds-of-thousands-of-muslims-are-missing-in-china-now-a-database/ M Uyghur Urumqi Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018 contact with outside world engineer
268 Weli Yusen 6501??1976??????O? Gulpari Zunun qeyni inim :ۋەلى يۈسەن قېينى ئىنىم 1976-يىلى ئۈرۈمچىدە تۇغۇلغان <br />كەسپى قۇرۇلۇش ئىنجىنېرى ئۆزىنىڭ شەخسىي شېركىتى بولۇپ كۆپ ئەھۋاللاردا جەنۇب بىلەن شىمالغا قاتناپ قۇرۇلۇش لاھىيەسى قىلاتتى. <br />ئولتۇراق ئورنى شىنخۇا جەنۇبى يولى 1373-قورا تاڭ نۇرى ئولتۇراق رايۇن 1-بىنا 2-ئىشىك 201-ئۆي <br />تۇتۇلغان ۋاختى 2017-10-ئاي. ھازىرغىچە ئزدېرەكسىز .چۇڭلادىن سورىساق گەپنى بۇراپ ۋەلىنىڭ ئىسمىنىمۇ دىيىشتىن قورقىدۇ bilmayman 2017-yili 10-ay sawabsiz bilmayman bashqilar arqiliq Gulperi Zunun. The victim is my brother-in-law. Weli Yusen was born in 1976 in Urumqi. He is an architect and owns a private company with projects in both southern and northern Xinjiang.<br /><br />Address: Apt. 201, Entrance No. 2, Building No. 1, 1373 Tangnuri Residential Complex, South Xinhua Road, Urumqi. [Unclear, but presumably in Urumqi.] He was detained in October 2017. We’ve gotten no information about him since the arrest. Our family members have refrained from talking about his situation or even mentioning his name. [“from others”, writes the testifier.] 35-55 M Uyghur Urumqi no news for over a year Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017 engineer
696 Abitjan Yusuf 65????19????????O? Fatima Muhamed, living in Turkey since 2016. Husband Abitjan Yusuf, was working at Kashgar city’s road construction company as a head engineer. Unclear Unclear Unclear Sentenced for over 10 years She heard about the detention from relatives in Urumqi in Feb, 2017. She heard about the sentence in July, 2017 from some relative’s children studying in Eastern China. She lost contact with husband in the beginning of 2017. Abitjan has never been abroad and has never done anything illegal. M Uyghur Kashgar sentenced Jan. 2017 – Mar. 2017 engineer
1153 Esqer Yolwas 65????198???????O? Ainiwaier former classmate Aisikaer Yaolewasi (艾斯卡尔·尧勒瓦斯), Uyghur, male, born in approximately 1984, Architect and businesspersons. The owner of Asina (阿斯纳) Chinese style Huoguo (火锅) restaurant in Urumqi (乌鲁木齐市天山区富泉街269号) . He is very active in Urumqi city in field of architecture and business. Since September 2017, he was disappeared from public news. Recently some news coming from Urumqi that he was in “trouble” and we did not confirmed what kind of “trouble” he is facing until now. His Wechat account stopped refreshing from September 2017 and the restaurant official Wechet account stopped refreshing the “Moments “since April 2018. The restaurant was opened in December 2016 and has attracted many clients in short time. He never participate any religious or political activity. He also worked in one of the Xinjiang architect design company and the opening restaurant is his part time job. He is good person and always follow the Chinese Law. If he has truly “troubled “and captured by the Chinese government, his only “crime “is travailing with his wife to Thailand for one week in February 2017 (very normal traveling, as like many other Han people, with tourist group). But this is the Chinese government who encouraged Uyghour people to apply for passport and opened the door for going abroad for any kind of reason which are impossible for Uyghurs before 2016 (before obtain passport not so easy, not like this time just submitting one form of paper and giving blood test and finger print ). If he has “crime”for visiting Thailand, this is not his crime, this is crime of Chinese government who cheating Uyghours to go abroad and imprisoned them when they come back. This is something like big cheating and shameless thing that they did for thousands of Uyghours. Unknown, it is likely that he is being &quot;troubled&quot; in Urumchi He is &quot;troubled&quot; in September 2017. Unknown Unknown<br /><br />[Update from testifier in September 2019: the victim posted something on his WeChat moments in early September 2019, suggesting that he may have been released.] from friends. https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%96%B0%E7%96%86%E9%98%BF%E6%96%AF%E7%BA%B3%E9%A4%90%E9%A5%AE%E7%AE%A1%E7%90%86%E6%9C%89%E9%99%90%E5%85%AC%E5%8F%B8/21509959 18-35 M Uyghur Urumqi unclear (soft) July 2017 – Sep. 2017 related to going abroad engineer
1737 Qeyser Abdukerim 65????19????????O? Anonymous volunteer None Qeyser Abdukerim is a computer engineer and poet. He was also one of the administrators of Bilik website. He was detained by the local authorities and then no information has been released yet. Unclear Unclear Unclear Unclear UHRP report UHRP report: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/UHRP_Disappeared_Forever_.pdf<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) engineer
1892 Shemsinur Pida 65????19????????E? H. information publicly available name: Xiamuxinuer Pida<br />gender: female <br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />age: 66 (as of 24 Oct 2018)<br />occupation: well-educated former-engineer, worked at a Chinese state company<br /><br />She visited her daughter, Reyila Ablet, and her daughter’s family in the UK in the summer of 2017. She returned to Xinjiang on 2 June 2017. Shortly after her arrival, police searched her house, her daughter had to send documents containing her personal information through Wechat and finally, Xiamuxinuer asked her daughter to never call her again. The daughter lost contact with Xiamuxinuer at this moment. The daughter suspects that her mother was taken to a &quot;re-education&quot; camp. unknown around June 2017 unknown disappeared, family abroad lost contact https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps (published 24 OCT 2018) 55+ F Uyghur no news for over a year Apr. 2017 – June 2017 engineer
3114 Metyasin Metqurban 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Metyasin Metqurban, computer engineer and CEO of the Bilkan electronics company. Not stated. In detention. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) engineer
3115 Perhat Zahir 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Perhat Zahir, a computer engineer. Not stated. In detention. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) engineer
3116 Abdurahman Memetabla 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Abdurahman Memetabla, computer engineer and CEO of the Rawanyol electronics company. Not stated. In detention. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) engineer
3117 Abletjan Ismayil 65????19????????O? Testimony 1: Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey.<br /><br />Testimony 2: “Oghuz Uyghurian” (Facebook name) Testimony 1-2: No known relation. Abletjan Ismayil (阿不来提·斯马义), ~35 years old, creator of the Yaltapan software (founder of Yaltapan Inc.) and an IT engineer for the XUAR government website ts.cn. Last time he was online was in July 2018. When testifier asked someone, he was told Abletjan is in school, which refers to the concentration camp. in school [likely camp] Not stated. Since 2005, the company released many free/paid software, including Yeltapan Uyghur keybooard on Apple Store. It was the first Uyghur keyboard app that was released. “Almost 80% Uyghurs use this app” testifier estimates. According to a coversation testifier had with Abletjan in 2012, the company’s main profit was coming from their “Restaurant Managing App”.<br /><br />The apps that were uploaded by him to Apple Store can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/yeltapan-inc/id898695943<br /><br />His company’s address is Urumqi Tianshan District South Liberation Road No.148 Room 1506 (新疆乌鲁木齐市天山区解放南路148号宝亨大厦1506室). More details about his company can be found here: https://www.qichacha.com/firm_702568a4f80a5a91a720e9284e9e449a.html<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf 35-55 M Uyghur concentration camp July 2018 – Sep. 2018 engineer
3156 Abduweli Tohti Arish 阿布都外力·托合提阿日西 653125198902060014 Testimony 1*|2|3|4|5: Abdulla Tohti Arish, originally from Yarkand but now living in Germany. (brother) My younger brother is Abduwali Tohti Arish and was born on 6 Feb 1989. His Chinese national ID number is 653125198902060014, he graduated from Bachelor degree on finance and economics major in 2012 at Xinjiang University and started working for the company Rawan Yol Uyghur GPS system in Qaratal International Trade LLC in urumchi.as a software engineering and technical executive for He was detained and taken to the Concentration Camp on October 2017.<br /><br />[from video testimony (Testimony 2): he finished a computer science major at the Xinjiang Finance & Economics University] Urumqi Oct-17 Born in East Turkistan, Born As Uyghur and Born As Muslim [Testimony 4: In a December 2019 tweet, the testifier writes that he has learned that the victim has been moved to a factory. In a later tweet (Testimony 5), he writes that he has learned that his brother makes 50 items of clothes per day.] Via Han Chinese Friend [mentioned in: https://www.australianherald.com/news/260012982/new-zealand-shooting-suspect-praised-china-for-lacking-diversity (published 19 MAR 2019)] Testimony 1*|2|3|4|5: Abdulla Tohti Arish, originally from Yarkand but now living in Germany. (brother) Abduweli Tohti Arish got his computer science bachelor’s degree in 2012 from the Xinjiang Finance & Economics University, after which he went to work on the Rawan Yol Uyghur GPS system for the Qaratal International Trade LLC in Urumqi. He was a software engineer and technical executive there. In Urumqi. Taken to a camp in October 2017. As his brother learned in late 2019, he would later be transferred to a clothing factory. His brother writes that it’s for being “born in East Turkistan, born as an Uyghur, and born as a Muslim”. In a December 2019 tweet, the testifier writes that he has learned that the victim has been moved to a factory. In a later tweet, he writes that he has learned that his brother makes 50 items of clothes per day. Through a Han Chinese friend. RFA mention: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/newzealand-shooter-03182019143130.html<br /><br />He is listed as a supervisor at the Abruy company in Urumqi: https://archive.vn/HZ1bl 18-35 M Uyghur Urumqi forced job placement Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017 engineer
3216 Abdulkahar Tursun 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Abdulkahar Tursun, engineer at Arcelik Electronics. Graduate of the Middle East Technical University. 2017. In detention. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) engineer
3528 Rejepniyaz Hebibulla 65322219????????O? Testimony 1|3: Nurmuhemmed Ehmet, originally from Qaraqash, Hotan, but now living in Germany. (friend)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Nurmuhemmed Ehmet, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (friend) Rejepniyaz Hebibulla, from the Qarasay Township of Hotan’s Qaraqash County. He went to high school in Nanjing (Nanjing Xinjiang High School) in 2005, then went to study architectural design in Xi’an (Xi’an Science and Technology University) in 2009. After graduation, he worked as a computer manager at the Hotan Elrazi food company.<br /><br />[He is likely around 30 years old (as of 2019), judging by his education background.]<br /><br />He speaks both Chinese and English fluently. In Qaraqash County. [the camp he was shown at has been identified as the Qaraqash No. 4 training center] RFA: likely in late 2017 or early 2018 RFA: possibly because his company produced and sold Halal food. He is shown in a Chinese propaganda video as learning e-shopping in a class at a “vocational school”. It is unclear if he was taken out of internment just for this video or if he is really being taught e-shopping despite being very well educated and speaking fluent Chinese.<br /><br />[testifier (Testimony 3): no news as of December 10, 2019] Through the Chinese propaganda video. RFA coverage: https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/lager-delil-07232019113747.html<br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/video-07252019160110.html Testimony 1|3: Nurmuhemmed Ehmet, originally from Qaraqash, Hotan, but now living in Germany. (friend)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Nurmuhemmed Ehmet, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (friend) Rejepniyaz Hebibulla is from Qarasay Township in Hotan’s Qaraqash County. In 2005, he went to high school in Nanjing (Nanjing Xinjiang High School), then went on to study architectural design in Xi’an (Xi’an Science and Technology University) in 2009. After graduation, he worked as a computer manager at the Hotan Elrazi food company.<br /><br />He speaks both Chinese and English fluently. [Presumably in Hotan.] Unclear, though it is reported in the Radio Free Asia report that it was likely in late 2017 or early 2018. In a state-media report from March 2019, there was a short scene of Rejepniyaz learning e-shopping at the Qaraqash No. 4 training center. Possibly because his company produced and sold Halal food. As of December 10, 2019, there has been no news of him. It is not clear if he is still in detention or if he has been “released” back into society (as many others at this particular camp have been). His friend learned about him being at the camp after he recognized him in the Chinese propaganda video. RFA coverage: <br />https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/lager-delil-07232019113747.html<br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/video-07252019160110.html 18-35 M Uyghur Hotan related to religion engineer
4038 Omerjan 吾麦尔江 650103197808103238 Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Omerjan (no last name, at least on his ID). A traditional Uyghur-style architect, an entrepreneur, and a public figure.<br /><br />Address: 12 Bahuliang Street (Building 2, Entrance 2, Apt. 601), Tianshan District, Urumqi (乌鲁木齐市天山区八户梁街12号2号楼2单元601号) Presumably in Urumqi. Not stated. Detained. Not stated. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf 35-55 M Uyghur Urumqi engineer
4951 Ibrahimjan Abdun 65300119????????O? J. Bagdonas, database volunteer N/A Ibrahimjan Abdun (Pinyin: Yibulayin Yibuding), an engineer. Presumably in Atush. 2018 Unknown In re-education camp Info from a testimony document M Uyghur Kizilsu concentration camp engineer
4952 Emerjan Abdurahman 65322619710128??O? J. Bagdonas, database volunteer N/A Emerjan Abdurahman (Pinyin: Aimai’erjiang Abudureheman), a construction engineer. DOB: January 28, 1971. His residency address is Urumqi city, Tianshan district, Xinshi Road (新市路), North 2nd street, Number 42, Building 11, Unit 5, No. 50. However, he was arrested in Yutian county, Hotan Unclear if in Urumqi or Hotan. 3-ئاي-17 Sending money to relatives abroad In detention Info from a testimony document 35-55 M Uyghur Jan. 2017 – Mar. 2017 other engineer
5083 Esqerjan Kirem 艾斯克尔江·克然木 652801198406110517 Testimony 1*: Anonymous, but with a verified identity. (brother)<br /><br />Testimony 2*: Anonymous, as reported by Gene A. Bunin. (brother) His full name is Asqerjan Keram, in Chinese pinyin spelled as Aisikeerjiang Keranmu. He is ethnic Uyghur, born on July 11, 1984 and living in Korla city. His Chinese id card number is 652801198406110517. After his university graduation, he works as multimedia engineer in different companies in private sector in Urumqi and Korla. I totally lost my contact with my brother since October 2016. He has no any previous record of violating any kind of local government’s rules/policies. He is a father of one. To the best of my knowledge, he has been taken into one of the concentration camps in Korla city since one and half year ago. I don’t know anything about his whereabouts since then. Most probably in Korla city. Approximately in late 2017.<br /><br />[Testimony 2: in June 2020, the testifier got news that the victim was no longer in camp.] No any reason. Testimony 1: Still being held in one of the concentration camps in Korla.<br /><br />Testimony 2: no longer in camp. Testimony 1: From relatives living in Korla city. Testimony 1*: Anonymous, but with a verified identity. (brother)<br /><br />Testimony 2*: Anonymous, as reported by Gene A. Bunin. (brother) His full name is Esqerjan Kirem. He’s an ethnic Uyghur from Korla City. After graduating from university, he went on to work as a multimedia engineer for different companies in the private sector in both Urumqi and Korla. Esqerjan is a father of one. Most probably in Korla City. The testifier lost all contact with him in October 2016 and says that, to the best of his knowledge, he was taken to one of the concentration camps in Korla City a year and a half ago (late 2017).<br /><br />In June 2020, the testifier got news that his brother was no longer in camp. Unclear, with the testifier writing that he has no previous record of violating any of the local government rules or policies. Out of hard detention. The initial news was received through relatives in Korla City. It is not stated how the testifier learned that the victim was no longer in camp. 35-55 M Uyghur Bayingolin unclear (soft) Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017 engineer
5112 Wisal Shemshidin 维沙力·先木西丁 65400219940823??O? Testimony 1|2: Qelbinur Kamal, originally from Ghulja City, but now residing in Turkey. (aunt)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Qelbinur Kamal, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (aunt)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Kamile, daughter of Qelbinur Kamal. (cousin) Wisal Shemshidin Adil (officially, “Wisal Shemshidin”) is from Ghulja. He enrolled at Xinjiang University in 2012 and graduated in 2016 with a degree in civil engineering, working at the Xinjiang A7 Design & Decoration Company (新疆艾琦装修设计有限公司) afterwards.<br /><br />Chinese passport: E317900875. [Presumably in Ili.]<br /><br />RFA report: detained in Urumqi and sent to camp. Testimony 1: The testifier was able to stay in touch with him until September 15, 2017. From October 2017, there has been no contact, and she later heard that he was taken to a camp that October.<br /><br />Testimony 2: October 10, 2017. earlier: No news since his detention.<br /><br />Testimony 4: transferred to a factory in Urumqi after 2 years in camp. [Presumably through relatives/contacts in the region.] RFA coverage (Testimony 3): https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/uyghur-guwah-04112019151204.html Testimony 1|2: Qelbinur Kamal, originally from Ghulja City, but now residing in Turkey. (aunt)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Qelbinur Kamal, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (aunt)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Kamile, daughter of Qelbinur Kamal. (cousin) Wisal Shemshidin Adil (officially, “Wisal Shemshidin”) is from Ghulja. He enrolled at Xinjiang University in 2012 and graduated in 2016 with a degree in civil engineering, working at the Xinjiang A7 Design & Decoration Company (新疆艾琦装修设计有限公司) afterwards.<br /><br />Chinese passport: E31790087. In a factory in Urumqi, presumably. The testifier was able to stay in touch with him until September 15, 2017. From October 2017, there has been no contact, and she later heard that he was taken to a camp that October (one testimony specifies October 10 as the exact day).<br /><br />In late 2019, he was allegedly transferred to a factory in Urumqi. Allegedly in forced labor. Qelbinur lost contact with him on WeChat at the time of his detention. Other news were presumably obtained through relatives/contacts in the region.<br /><br />It is not clear how the testifiers learned that he had been transferred to a factory. RFA coverage: https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/uyghur-guwah-04112019151204.html 18-35 M Uyghur Urumqi forced job placement Oct. 2017 – Dec. 2017 engineer
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