Detained & imprisoned media – journalist

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
31 Alim Mehsut 阿里木·买合素提 65212219810927421X Timothy A Grose, Assistant Professor of China Studies, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Friend Alem Mahsut: Father, Son, University-graduate. Speaks Uyghur (fluent), Chinese (fluent), and English (fluent). He worked for Abu Dhabi media company for 6 years where he was valued for significant contributions. Turpan, Piqan County Dalankariz Village March 9, 2018 Unkown Unknown<br /><br />[Tim Grose on July 13, 2019: he’s now working at a factory “somewhere”.]<br /><br />[Tim Grose on October 26, 2019: his health has gotten worse (indirect info).] His Sister (she will describe how she obtained this information later) 35-55 M Uyghur Turpan forced job placement Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018 has problems media/journalism
177 Qurban Mamut 库尔班·马木提 650102195010104017 Testimony 1: Behram Sintash, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 2*|6|7|8|9: Behram Sintash, an Uyghur-American activist and son of Qurban Mamut. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (former neighbor)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Behram Sintash, as reported by Washington Post. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 5|11: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 10: @GulnisaMamut, an unverified Twitter account. (niece) Kurban(Qurban)Mamut,68-year-old, retired. <br />”Earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from Xinjiang University in 1976 and worked as a journalist and editor for the official Xinjiang People’s Radio Station until 1984. He worked for the Xinjiang Cultural Journal from 1985 until he retired as editor-in-chief in 2011, and was known for selecting works by the region’s most influential writers on Uyghur culture, history, politics and social development for publication.” [Testimony 1+3]; My father, 68, graduated from Xinjiang University in 1976, then worked as a reporter and editor at Xinjiang Radio Station from 1976 to 1984, he then worked as Editor-in-Chief at one of the most well-known magazines, Xinjiang Civilization, from 1985 to 2011. He was never a member of the Chinese Communist party. In 2011, he retired at age 61. After he retired, he worked part time as a requested Editor-in-Chief at Xinjiang Science Publishing house. In his more than 40 year career, he made tremendous contributions to Uyghur journalism and culture [Testimony 2] Probably in Urumqi Xinjiang [Testimony 2] After his return from the US, probably around March or April 2017. Arrest was supposably confirmed at the end of November or the beginning of December 2017. [Testimony 1+3]; Since December 2017 [Testimony 2] His detention may be related to him visiting his son in exile in the US in February 2017, but also to his life-time cultural and intellectual activities for the promotion of uyghur culture. [Testimony 1+3]; On reason, There is no justifiable reason for the XUAR and the Chinese government to detain my father. [Testimony 2]<br /><br />Testimony 11: According to Abduweli Ayup, he was targeted for being one of the scholars to have signed Memtimin Elyar’s 2005 petition for the protection of Uyghur-language education. Reportedly in a re-education center. [Testimony 1+3]; I don’t have his recent status [Testimony 2] Story reported by Radio Free Asia with testimonies of his son as well as the journalist’s neighbor : https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/journalist-10182018151224.html. [Testimony 1+3]; From someone I know. [Testimony 2] His 66-year-old wife, Aynisa Yaqup, has been admitted to the hospital because her heart condition had worsened after Mamut’s arrest. [Testimony 1]; My father is too old to live in a re-education camp. Internment camps are reportedly known for their poor conditions. I worry about my father’s health and I have no clue of his well-being. I also worry about my mother and my sister in Urumqi. I heard that my mother is in bad medical condition after my father’s detainment; and my sister is the only person taking care of her. <br /><br />The Chinese government has no right to isolate my beautiful family from each other. They have no right to detain my father in an internment camp only because he worked as a journalist for more than 40 years, or visited the United States or has an American son, or for simply being Uyghur. [Testimony 2]<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf (Testimony 5)<br /><br />Mention in the Washington Post (Testimony 4): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/03/china-every-day-is-kristallnacht/<br /><br />Abduweli Ayup’s op-ed (Testimony 11): https://www.penopp.org/articles/abduweli-ayup?language_content_entity=en Testimony 1: Behram Sintash, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 2*|6|7|8|9: Behram Sintash, an Uyghur-American activist and son of Qurban Mamut. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (former neighbor)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Behram Sintash, as reported by Washington Post. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 5|11: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 10: @GulnisaMamut, an unverified Twitter account. (niece) Qurban Mamut, ~70 years old (as of late 2018), is a renowned literary figure, journalist, editor, and publisher. After graduating from Xinjiang University with a bachelor’s in literature in 1976, he would work as a journalist and editor at the Xinjiang People’s Radio Station until 1984, after which he went to work for the Xinjiang Cultural Journal (retiring as editor-in-chief in 2011). He was known for selecting works by the region’s most influential writers on the topics of Uyghur culture, history, politics, and social development. After retiring, he’d continue to work as a part-time editor-in-chief at the Xinjiang Science Publishing House. Probably in Urumqi, according to his son. His son says that he’s been detained since December 2017. However, there’s also reason to believe that he was detained earlier, in March/April 2017, shortly after visiting his son in the United States. His son says that there’s no justifiable reason for his father to be detained. More pragmatically, the detention may be linked to Mamut visiting his son in the United States or for his identity as part of the Uyghur cultural elite.<br /><br />According to Abduweli Ayup, he was targeted for being one of the scholars to have signed Memtimin Elyar’s 2005 petition for the protection of Uyghur-language education. [Presumably] still in detention. Behram heard about his father’s situation from an acquaintance [presumably coupled with the fact that his father has been incommunicado]. A RFA report also cites the victim’s neighbor, now living abroad.<br /><br />The reason for his arrest as given by Abduweli Ayup is speculative. The victim’s 66-year-old wife, Aynisa Yaqup, was admitted to the hospital because her heart condition had worsened after Mamut’s arrest (her daughter being the only caretaker). Behram says that he’s worried about his father’s health, and is worried about his mother and sister in Urumqi. <br /><br />Mentioned in Abduweli Ayup’s op-ed for PEN/Opp: https://www.penopp.org/articles/abduweli-ayup?language_content_entity=en<br /><br />RFA coverage: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/journalist-10182018151224.html<br /><br />Mention in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/03/china-every-day-is-kristallnacht/<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of prominent detained Uyghurs, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf 55+ M Uyghur Urumqi no news for over a year nationalism, patriotism media/journalism
179 Erkin Tursun 艾尔肯·吐尔逊 654101196804220556 Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 2*|6|7|8|9: Arafat Erkin, originally from Ghulja, but now living in the United States. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Arafat Erkin, as reported by Time. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 5: UN Human Rights Council, the human rights body of the United Nations.<br /><br />Testimony 10: Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, one of the thematic special procedures overseen by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Erkin Tursun, 50 years old, worked for almost 30 years as a journalist at Ili Television Station, “during which time he produced more than 10 programs that received regional and national awards”. Speaks fluent Chinese. Formerly praised by the governement for his work to the benefits of the children and the community. Has directed a movie about the social problems facing Uyghurs, such as drug use and the high divorce rate. Former host of a popular children’s television show, the “Hopeful Eyes”, aired on the official Ili Television Station.<br /><br />[additional from Testifier 2: He was bron inGhulja(伊宁) . He is fluent in Mandarin. Graduated from History faculty of Xinjiang University, he first worked as a teacher in a middle school. while working as history teacher, he organized many children events for after school activity. In early 1990s , he organized an art ensemble(senet omiki) called “Arzu” consists of singers,comedian, dancers and actors made public shows all around “Xinjiang” that have Drama, songs, dance and comedy. In mid 90s, he was invited and hired for Yili TV , at the same time he also opened up a school called ” Ili Yahs osmurlerni Terbiyelesh merkizi”(Ili childre-youth training center), which has wide range of after class courses like dancing,singing,boxing,language, science, journalism and announcer. (though boxing courses got canceled by govenrment). The school lasted until around 2013s and later incorporated with regional Government youth -children center called “伊宁市青少年活动中心“ and he worked there as director(or similar position) responsible for “ Uyghur part ”of the center. During this around 15-20 year history of school, they won many national even international awards in dancing and in other contests. The journalism course for kids continued ever year, making the trips all over Xinjiang and some developed cities of China , even made to Beijing in early 200s ,meeting with “Ismayil ahat ” or “seypidin eziz” or someonelese.(forgot which one , but a very high position politician ). After started to work in Ili TV, he named and directed a kids show called “Hopeful eyes”(Umutluk Kozler) , which is still continuing if they they haven’t cancel the program after he got arrested. He also directed few movies, kids songs, Musical dramas and documentaries etc(for example, “Qin Tomur Batur”, “Sirlik Ongkur”, “Rehimsiz Chush”, ” Tutunge aylanghan muhebbet”,etc ). <br /><br />He was listed as 10 best journalism workers of Yili by government in 2017. (http://www.ylxw.com.cn/2017/1102/117541.shtml)] Very possibly in the Kunes jail. (see additional info below) Communications with his son became coded in the years leading up to the arrest, and he would occasionally praise the Communist Party in their phone calls.<br /><br />Taken by the police on March 5, 2018 and then sentenced to 7-11 years. According to RFA: “Was targeted for producing a program that detailed the financial struggles of three young students” (“The World is Beautiful and Filled With Love and Care”)<br /><br />However, as clarified by his son (see additional information below), this is very unlikely the reason. A more likely reason is that he was a journalist or the fact that his son was studying abroad. Testimony 2: in prison, sentenced to 9 years<br /><br />Testimony 10: According to the CCP’s official response to the United Nations’ Report on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Erkin Tursun was sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in prison, with a 2-year deprivation of political rights for ‘harboring criminal’ and ‘inciting national hatred’. Report from RFA (Testimony 1): https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/host-10222018151844.html<br /><br />UHRP report: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/Detained-and-Disappeared-Intellectuals-Under-Assault-in-the-Uyghur-Homeland.pdf Clarification from victim’s son regarding error in published RFA report [added by G. A. Bunin]:<br /><br />”RFA made a investigation about how and where he got arrested . After their investigation ended, I provided them some info about my father’s past , But for the reason of his detainment, they put down something totally irrelevant from the info I provided about his past by saying its because of producing a program that detailed the financial struggles of three young student. The program was actually aired on TV and won some national and regional awards at that time. Even thought there were some problems before and after airing of the show, but its totally irrelevant and those kind of things are pretty “normal ” things as he encountered many many times during his professional career.<br />The reason authorities used to arrest and sentence him is still unclear, that might be because he is journalist so they thought he knows a lot ,or might be me , as his son studying abroad or maybe some other reasons. but one thing I am pretty sure is that the show about three students has nothing to do with this. So in short, the “reason ” part I think need to be corrected a little bit . And about his location I think very possibly he might be in Kunes Turme (新源监狱) . The exact date of his detainment was March 5,2018.”<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at (Testimony 3): shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />[additional from Testifier 2: he is now listed among 48 imprisoned journalists in China by committee to protect journalists (https://cpj.org/data/people/erkin-tursun/index.php)]<br /><br />[covered in Time (Testimony 4): https://time.com/5598045/china-tiananmen-uighur-immigration/]<br /><br />HRC report (Testimony 5): https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disappearances/A_HRC_WGEID_118_1_Advance.pdf<br /><br />Chinese media have responded to Pompeo’s remarks (http://archive.is/hK2X0), claiming that Arafat Erkin is a member of the World Uyghur Congress and that his father had been sentenced for terrorist actitivities while his mother and siblings were living a peaceful life. His mother was also quoted as begging Arafat to leave the World Uyghur Congress.<br /><br />Furthermore, a Global Times report published on November 11, 2019 (https://archive.vn/rOpoZ) claimed that Erkin Tursun was in prison for “inciting hatred and discrimination among different ethnic groups and covering up criminals”.<br /><br />Testimony 8: Before Arafat went to China, his family received a notice from Yining city police, ordering them to give away all their passports. Arafat did not give the passport away and left for the U.S. soon after. Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 2*|6|7|8|9: Arafat Erkin, originally from Ghulja, but now living in the United States. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Arafat Erkin, as reported by Time. (son)<br /><br />Testimony 5: UN Human Rights Council, the human rights body of the United Nations.<br /><br />Testimony 10: Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, one of the thematic special procedures overseen by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Erkin Tursun is a journalist from Ghulja who had worked for the Ili TV station for almost 30 years.<br /><br />After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the history department at Xinjiang University, he would start his career working as a middle school history teacher, where he would organize a number of after-school activities for the kids. In the early 90s, he put together an art troupe named “Arzu” (“Hope”), which consisted of singers, comedians, dancers, and actors and would put on public shows all around Xinjiang. In the middle of the 90s, he started to work for the Ili TV station, while also opening and running a school – the Ili Children’s Training Center (“Ili yash-osmurlerni terbiyelesh merkizi”) – which offered after-school instruction in dancing, singing, boxing, language, science, journalism, and announcing (the boxing classes would eventually be cancelled by the government). The school would last until around 2013, before being incorporated into the regional government children’s training center (伊宁市青少年活动中心), where Erkin would be responsible for the center’s Uyghur portion. The school would win many national and even international performance awards over its ~20-year history. The school’s journalism course would also continue for some time, making trips around Xinjiang and some of the more developed cities in inner China – including Beijing in the early 2000s – and occasionally meeting with high-profile politicians.<br /><br />Erkin has received several regional and national awards for the different programs that he’s produced, with the government praising some of his work as being beneficial to children and the community at large. One film that he has produced has looked at the social problems facing Uyghurs, such as drug use and a high divorce rate. He was also a host and director of a popular children’s TV show, “Umidliq Kozler” (“Hopeful Eyes”), airing on the Ili TV station (actually, this show is still on air, despite Erkin’s arrest). He has directed a number of movies, children’s songs, musical dramas, and documentaries (e.g., “Chin Tomur Batur”, “Sirlik Ongkur”, “Rehimsiz Chush”, “Tutunge Aylanghan Muhebbet”).<br /><br />The government also listed him as one of the top 10 people in journalism in Ili for 2017: http://archive.is/c3Lvc. According to his son, there is also a mall in Ghulja City that was named by Erkin. His son believes that it’s very possible that he’s currently being held in Kunes Prison (新源监狱). Before Arafat went to China, his family received a notice from the Ghulja City police, ordering them to hand in all their passports. (Arafat did not, and left for the U.S. soon after.)<br /><br />Erkin was taken by police on March 5, 2018 and later sentenced. However, communications with his son had already become coded in the years leading up to the arrest, with Erkin occasionally praising the Communist Party in their phone calls.<br /><br />According to the official confirmation from the Chinese government, he was sentenced on May 5, 2018. The real reason is unclear. His son suspects that it was either his profession (journalism) or the fact that his son was studying abroad.<br /><br />According to one Chinese state media report, Erkin was sentenced for terrorism. A week later, another said that he was in prison for “inciting hatred and discrimination among different ethnic groups and covering up criminals”. The latter was echoed in an official response to the UN’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, which said that Erkin had been sentenced for “harboring criminal and inciting national enmity or discrimination”. Sentenced to 19 years and 10 months, with two years of deprivation of political rights. Arafat heard it from a friend in Kazakhstan.<br /><br />That the victim has been sentenced was later confirmed by Chinese state-media reports. Erkin Tursun has been featured in several victims’ lists, with his case and his son’s campaigning covered in different media reports.<br /><br />Abduweli Ayup’s list of detained prominent Uyghurs: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />The Committee to Protect Journalists’s list of 48 imprisoned journalists in China: https://cpj.org/data/people/erkin-tursun/index.php<br /><br />Coverage in Time magazine: https://time.com/5598045/china-tiananmen-uighur-immigration/<br /><br />Coverage in the New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2019/08/chinas-missing-million-search-disappeared-uyghurs<br /><br />RFA report: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/host-10222018151844.html<br /><br />UHRP report: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/Detained-and-Disappeared-Intellectuals-Under-Assault-in-the-Uyghur-Homeland.pdf<br /><br />HRC report: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Disappearances/A_HRC_WGEID_118_1_Advance.pdf<br /><br />The victim’s son, Arafat (Alfred) Erkin, was also mentioned by U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a statement regarding the intimidation of Uyghurs abroad: https://www.state.gov/harassment-of-the-family-members-of-uighur-activists-and-survivors-in-xinjiang-china/<br /><br />Chinese media have responded to Pompeo’s remarks (http://archive.is/hK2X0), claiming that Arafat Erkin is a member of the World Uyghur Congress and that his father had been sentenced for terrorist actitivities while his mother and siblings were living a peaceful life. His mother was also quoted as begging Arafat to leave the World Uyghur Congress. 20 35-55 M Uyghur Ili sentenced Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018 terrorism inciting ethnic hatred assisting “criminals” media/journalism
395 Ilham Weli 依拉木·维力 65????19????????O? Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) Ilham Weli was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Xinjiang Daily (state-owned) newspaper until the time of his arrest. Unknown Late July 2018 Testimony 3: “Being a ‘two-faced’ official who secretly opposes government policies in the region. The newspaper’s Party Discipline Committee told Radio Free Asia that a working group dispatched by the Party Discipline Committee investigated the newspaper in early July and concluded that Weli was “two-faced.” Director Shui said that the working group’s investigation had found no problems with articles published in the Chinese, Kazakh, or Mongolian language sections of the Xinjiang Daily – only those in the Uyghur language section. Arrested Testimony 2-3: these are officials working for the paper and presumably have direct knowledge of the case. Sources:<br /><br />https://cpj.org/2018/09/china-arrests-uighur-editor-newspaper-directors-fo.php<br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/daily-09052018150310.html (Testimony 1-3)<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals (Testimony 4), available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) M Uyghur unclear (hard) July 2018 – Sep. 2018 two-faced media/journalism
896 Mirkamil Ablimit 65????19????????O? Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) Mirkamil Ablimit, is the head of the Xinjiang Daily’s subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer’s Daily and the vice Chair and senior editor, of its Uyghur Editorial Department. <br />He was arrested along with the Uyghur deputy editor-in-chief and three Uyghur directors of the Xinjiang Daily : all were denounced during a public meeting at the newspaper’s offices and taken away by police in early August. Unknown Early August 2018 Testimony 3: “authorities accused them of publishing “two-faced” articles in the Uyghur language section of the newspaper”, according to RFA’s sources. Unknown Testimony 2-3: these are officials working for the paper and presumably have direct knowledge of the case. Online sources:<br />- https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/daily-09052018150310.html (Testimony 1-3)<br />- https://cpj.org/2018/09/china-arrests-uighur-editor-newspaper-directors-fo.php<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals (Testimony 4), available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) M Uyghur unclear (hard) July 2018 – Sep. 2018 two-faced media/journalism
897 Juret Haji 65????19????????O? Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) Juret Haji is one of the directors of the State-run newspaper Xinjiang Daily. He was arrested along with Memtimin Obul and Mirkamil Ablimit – of the same newspaper – on August 6 after a public meeting at the Xinjiang Daily’s office in Urumqi, during which they there denounced. Unknow Taken away on august 6 2018 Testimony 3: Authorities accused him and his colleagues of publishing “two-faced” articles in the Uyghur language section of the newspaper Testimony 2-3: these are officials working for the paper and presumably have direct knowledge of the case. Articles online: <br />- https://cpj.org/2018/09/china-arrests-uighur-editor-newspaper-directors-fo.php<br />- https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/daily-09052018150310.html (Testimony 1-3)<br />- https://rsf.org/en/news/china-rsf-denounces-arrests-four-journalists-xinjiang-daily<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals (Testimony 4), available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) M Uyghur unclear (hard) July 2018 – Sep. 2018 two-faced media/journalism
898 Memtimin Obul 65????19????????O? Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) Memtimin Obul was one of the directors of the State-run newspaper Xinjiang Daily’s Uyghur Editorial Office. Along with Juret Haji and Mirkamil Ablimit (the head of the subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer’s Daily), he was denounced during a public meeting at the newspaper’s offices and taken away by police in early August 2018, according to RFA’s Uyghur Service. Unknow Early August 2018 Testimony 3: Authorities accused them of publishing “two-faced” articles in the Uyghur language section of the newspaper Unknown Testimony 2-3: these are officials working for the paper and presumably have direct knowledge of the case. RFA coverage (Testimony 1-3): https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/daily-09052018150310.html<br /><br />Other coverage: https://rsf.org/en/news/china-rsf-denounces-arrests-four-journalists-xinjiang-daily<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals (Testimony 4), available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf Testimony 1: Anonymous, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 2: Liu Jianrong, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Shui Baoying, as reported by Radio Free Asia Uyghur. (colleague)<br /><br />Testimony 4: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (relation unclear) M Uyghur unclear (hard) July 2018 – Sep. 2018 two-faced media/journalism
1069 Omerjan Hasan 652901??????????O? Multiple sources including Radio Free Asia, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Uyghur Human Rights Project N/A Omerjan Hasan (乌麦尔江•和森), also known as “Bozqir,” is a Uyghur journalist, writer, and webmaster. His most recent position was as vice director of the Urban Greenery Office in Aksu prefecture’s forestry bureau. From 1989 to 2003, Hasan worked as a translator, editor, and communications department deputy director for Aksu Television and the Aksu Bureau of Radio and Television. In 2003, he started working for the China Nationality Unity magazine as its Xinjiang region assistant editor. Hasan has published numerous essays and short stories, and was the administrator of the popular Uyghur-language website and discussion forum, “Bozqir.” The website was shut down after his arrest in March or April 2016. <br /><br />On May 31, 2016, the Chinese Communist Party revoked Hasan’s membership and accused him of publishing articles that harmed the party and the government’s policies. According to news reports, the Aksu Commission for Discipline Inspection had launched an investigation earlier that month into Hasan and accused him of violating political discipline by publishing an unofficial history of Xinjiang, spreading harmful information, defaming the Communist Party and government, and sabotaging national unity, ethnic unity, and social stability. He was also removed from his position at the forestry bureau. Aksu Prefecture Detention Center March or April 2016 &quot;Distorting the history of Xinjiang, instigating ethnic hatred, and opposing China’s unity or territorial integrity&quot; Imprisoned Various news reports Sources:<br /><br />https://cpj.org/data/people/omerjan-hasan/<br />https://uhrp.org/news/authorities-detain-uyghur-web-masters-and-writers-china%E2%80%99s-xinjiang<br />https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/uyghurs-06012016103537.html<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf 35-55 M Uyghur Aksu in custody before 2017 inciting ethnic hatred separatism media/journalism
1252 Memetjan Abdulla 6502??1977??????O? H. information publicly available name: Memetjan Abdulla (买买提·阿布都拉)<br />age: born in 1977<br />place of origin: Karamay City<br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />occupation: worked 8 years as a journalist for the Uyghur language service of China National Radio<br />gender: male<br /><br />He was sentenced to a life-long prison term in April 2010 in Urumqi in a closed trial. unknown Detained in mid-July 2009, sentenced in April 2010. instigating 2009 Urumqi riots, translating a call issued by World Uyghur Congress to protest into Uyghur and publishing this translation on the Uyghur website Salkin for which Memetjan worked in his free time sentenced to life-time prison term https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/journalist-12212010162519.html (21 DEC 2010)<br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/sentence-08082010190802.html http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bMOTION%2bP8-RC-2018-0460%2b0%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN (published 3 OCT 2018)<br /><br />https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article175943585/FreeThemAll-Memetjan-Abdulla-China-Uigure-und-Journalist.html (published 30 April 2018)<br /><br />Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf 100 35-55 M Uyghur sentenced before 2017 other media/journalism
1255 Tursunjan Memet 65280119????????O? Memet Qari, Tursunjan’s father Tursunjan Memet is the testifier’s son Tursunjan Memet was an active blogger and one the chief administrators for the popular Uyghur-language Misranim website. On March 29, 2016, six plainclothes police officers entered his home in Korla, confiscated his desktop computer and some of his books, and arrested him. Tursunjan was either 25 or 26 at the time of his arrest.<br /><br />Police told Tursunjan’s father not to speak of his son’s arrest to anyone, even close relatives. At the time of his arrest, Tursunjan’s mother was terminally ill. All requests for her to speak to her son were denied, with Aksu police telling Tursunjan’s father, &quot;Your son is a political prisoner. He is accused of the crime of instigating ethnic hatred and separatism. None of your family members, not even your sick wife, can meet or speak with your son until he is taken to trial.&quot; Initially detained in Korla and held in a prison in Aksu, but reportedly transferred to a railway detention center in Urumqi. However, Memet’s father told RFA that Memet were being held at a detention center in Aksu. March 29, 2016 &quot;Instigating ethnic hatred and separatism,&quot; according to the deputy director of Aksu prefecture’s security bureau Imprisoned / held in detention center Tursunjan’s father was present for his arrest; RFA confirmed additional details Sources:<br /><br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/chinese-authorities-turn-02032017141629.html<br />http://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/?page_id=32771<br />http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=11774<br />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<br /><br />Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf 18-35 M Uyghur Aksu in custody before 2017 inciting ethnic hatred separatism media/journalism
1695 Gheyret Niyaz 海来提·尼亚孜 65????19590614??O? Testimony 1: PEN International, a worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote literature and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere.<br /><br />Testimony 2: Multiple Chinese scholars, writing in support of the victim.<br /><br />Testimony 3: Committee to Protect Journalists, an American independent non-profit NGO, based in New York City, that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.<br /><br />Testimony 4: The Guardian, a British daily newspaper. name: Gheyrat Niyaz / Hailaite Niyazi / 海莱特.尼亚孜<br />gender: male <br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />age: 14/06/1959<br />occupation: journalist and editor <br />health status: unknown<br /><br />He was arrested on 1 or 2 October 2009 at his home Tianshan District, Tacheng Prefecture.<br />He worked as a freelance journalist, reporter and columnist for Xinjiang Economic Daily and Xinjiang Legal News and was the editor of the website Uighur Online (www.uighurbiz.net) owned by Ilham Tohti. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for leaking state secrets/endangering state security by Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on 23 July 2010. first detained in Tianshan Detention centre, Urumchi; late 2016 in Changji prison 1 or 2 October 2009 giving critical interviews to foreign media following the Urumqi riots in July 2009, accused of and sentenced for endangering national security/leaking state secrets (After the July riots, Niyaz was interviewed by a Hong Kong-based outlet, saying that he had warned officials about the imminent unrest, but had been ignored.) sentenced to 15 years in prison Testimony 1: https://pen.org/rapid-action/uyghur-journalist-and-editor-detained/ (published 16 JUNE 2010)<br />Testimony 2: https://www.nchrd.org/2011/02/prisoner-of-conscience-hailaite-niyazi/ (published 15 FEB 2011)<br />https://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2010/07/201007302150.shtml<br />Testimony 3: Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Imprisoned in 2017 – Gheyrat Niyaz (Hailaite Niyazi), 31 December 2017, available at: https://www.refworld.org/docid /5a5c93e84.html [accessed 30 December 2018]<br />https://cpj.org/2010/07/china-sentences-uighur-journalist-to-15-years.php<br /><br />Testimony 4: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jul/25/writer-jailed-15-years Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf Testimony 1: PEN International, a worldwide association of writers, founded in London in 1921 to promote literature and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere.<br /><br />Testimony 2: Multiple Chinese scholars, writing in support of the victim.<br /><br />Testimony 3: Committee to Protect Journalists, an American independent non-profit NGO, based in New York City, that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.<br /><br />Testimony 4: The Guardian, a British daily newspaper. 15 55+ M Uyghur Changji sentenced before 2017 endangering state security revealing “state secrets” media/journalism
1698 Dilshat Perhat Ataman 65????19820821??O? Testimony 1: H.<br /><br />Testimony 2 (third-person): Murat P. Ataman Testimony 1: information publicly available<br /><br />Testimony 2: brother name: Dilshat Perhat (迪力夏提•帕尔哈提)<br />gender: male <br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />age: probably born in 1982 <br /><br />He was the webmaster and owner of the Uyghur-language webpage Diyarim. He was arrested in his home in Urumchi on 7 August 2009, sentenced to 5 years in prison for endangering state security by Urumchi Intermediate People’s Court on 23 or 24 July 2010.<br />He served his term in Changji Prison in Changji City. According to World Uyghur Congress, he was released, but no further information on when he is released was available. Testimony 2: re-education camp in Urumqi original arrest: 7 August 2009<br /><br />Testimony 2: He was released in August 2014 and had been living in Urumqi with his wife until June 2018, when he was arrested again and sent to a re-education camp in Urumqi. previous arrest: endangering state security, meaning not deleting posts about the situation in Xinjiang, allowing a post on the website to announce a demonstration in Urumchi in July 2009 Testimony 2: in camp Testimony 1: <br /><br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/webmasters-07282010170425.html (published 28 JULY 2010)<br />http://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/?p=10110 (published 4 AUG 2011)<br /><br />This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />Testimony 2: Mutual acquaintances who went abroad from China. Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf<br /><br />https://cpj.org/2009/10/chinese-authorities-detain-uighur-web-site-manager.php<br /><br />Mention in: https://www.frcblog.com/2019/07/dilshat-perhat-ataman-prisoner-conscience-china/ 35-55 M Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp Apr. 2018 – June 2018 media/journalism
1738 Nijat Azat 65????19????????O? Anonymous volunteer None. Nijat Azat was a administrator of a Uyghur website. He was arrested for not deleting posts about Uyghur human right abuses and permitting announcements for the demonstration in Urumqi in July 2009. He was interrogated by the authorities from 24 July to 2 August 2009 in connection to the demonstration and riot in Urumqi 2009. In July 2009, the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him to 10 years in prison for endangering state security. Urumqi Jul-10 Endangering state security Prison UHRP reports and RFA news UHRP report: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/UHRP_Disappeared_Forever_.pdf<br />RFA news: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/webmasters-07282010170425.html<br />https://cpj.org/2010/08/china-sets-prison-terms-for-3-uighur-web-managers.php<br /><br />Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf 10 M Uyghur Urumqi sentenced before 2017 endangering state security media/journalism
2372 Mehmutjan Sidiq ????????????????O? This victim is placed in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals made by Abduweli Ayup. none Mexmutjan Sidiq. He was a film director at Xinjiang TV station. He is arrested and placed in concentration camp (https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/kishilik-hoquq/uyghurda-tutqun-11302018211059.html). His current situation is unknown. unknown (possibly in Urumqi) unknown unknown in concentration camp unclear This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf .<br />This victim is also in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals provided by Uyghuraid, https://www.chinaaid.net/2018/11/blog-post_84.html M Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp media/journalism
2373 Ehmetjan Metrozi 65????19????????O? This victim is placed in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals made by Abduweli Ayup. none Exmetjan Metrozi. He was a technician at Xinjiang TV station. He is currently in concentration camp (https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/xewerler/kishilik-hoquq/uyghurda-tutqun-11302018211059.html). unknown (possibly in Urumqi) unknown unknown in concentration camp unclear (RFA reported detention of workers at XJ TV station) This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf .<br />This victim is also in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals provided by Uyghuraid, https://www.chinaaid.net/2018/11/blog-post_84.html M Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp media/journalism
2511 Eset Eziz 65????19????????O? This victim is placed in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals made by Abduweli Ayup. none Es’et Eziz. He was the head of Uyghur language editing office of Urumqi People’s radio station. He is now in detention and current situation is unknown. unknown (possibly in Urumqi) unknown unknown in detention unclear This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf .<br />This victim is also in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals provided by Uyghuraid, https://www.chinaaid.net/2018/11/blog-post_84.html M Uyghur Urumqi unclear (hard) media/journalism
2911 Tursunbeg Yasin 图尔荪拜·亚森 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Norway. Later info was added based on his Weibo. No known relation. Tursunbeg Yasin, a blogger and writer.<br /><br />Screenwriter and general manager(总经理) of the KuyBaliq culture media co.,Ltd. (新疆酷巴艺文化传媒有限公司总经理).<br /><br />He was the main screenwriter of popular Uyghur family sitcom “Bu ailige Qarang(Look at this family) “ which aired on provincial state TV and was success. He was detained and put in camp around September 2017, then released around December 2018. Released from camp, exact status unclear. He appears to be posting on his Weibo. Unclear. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />His Weibo: https://m.weibo.cn/u/1880174025?uid=1880174025&luicode=10000011&lfid=10151501_100084278_-_relatedsinger M Uyghur unclear (soft) media/journalism
2912 Aynur Tash 65????19????????E? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Aynur Tash, wife of Qeyum Muhemmet (victim). She used to work at the Urumqi People’s Radio Station, and had retired for health reasons. Unclear. Detained. Unclear. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf F Uyghur unclear (hard) has problems media/journalism
2915 Ablet Zeydin 65????19????????O? Abduweli Ayup, an Uyghur scholar, linguist, activist now living in Turkey. No known relation. Ablet Zeydin, an editor at the XUAR TV station. Unclear. Detained. Unclear. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) media/journalism
2954 Isaq Peyzul 依沙克·排祖拉 652201196204102736 Testimony 1*|4|5|9|10: Zulhumar Isaac, an ethnic Uyghur and Chinese citizen, currently resides in Sweden with her husband. She graduated from Beijing University in 2011, majoring in journalism, then worked for tech companies in Beijing. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 2*: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by Gene A. Bunin. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Zumret Isaac, as reported by Apple Daily. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 6: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by New York Times. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 7: Zumret Isaac, as reported by South China Morning Post. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 8: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by South China Morning Post. (daughter) Isaq Peyzul(依沙克·排祖拉), not retired yet. He worked at the editing office (总编室) of the Uyghur language Party newspaper Qomul Daily. Qomul/Hami Nov. 18th, 2018 unknown [Testimony 2+5: Previously missing, but became reachable (together with his wife) a day after his daughter called the Hami Daily asking about him at the end of March 2019.<br /><br />Contact was lost again towards the end of March 2019.]<br /><br />[victim’s daughter Zumret to Apple Daily: under house arrest]<br /><br />[victim’s daughter Humar on Twitter in early November 2019 (Testimony 9): he looks more normal now than he did immediately post-release]<br /><br />[victim’s daughter Humar on Twitter in mid November 2019 (Testimony 10): at home, has access to phone, gained some weight, partakes in some regular activities] I got calls from cousins and uncles. They were asked to take some money and clothes for my parents, but they were not allowed to visit them.<br /><br />[Testimony 6: On Nov. 18, Zumret’s cousin called. After they hung up, Zumret messaged Humar: “Isaq too.”] My interview on Foreign Policy podcast [Testimony 4]: <br />https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/01/uighur-first-person-humar-isaac/<br /><br />[also covered in: https://matters.news/@platero/湖玛的爸爸妈妈又消失了-zdpuAtW64hZkJEH8yA4jR92KZJXJsNjggBUAF73dmW5d1cVVX]<br /><br />[coverage in Apple Daily (Testimony 3): https://uat-xinjiangcamps.appledaily.com/尋親者/祖麗米熱.伊沙克/全文]<br /><br />[feature in New York Times Magazine (Testimony 6): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/magazine/uyghur-muslims-china.html]<br /><br />[an article for the Hami Daily, in which he covers the “visiting relatives” program: https://archive.vn/YI58E] Testimony 1*|4|5|9|10: Zulhumar Isaac, an ethnic Uyghur and Chinese citizen, currently resides in Sweden with her husband. She graduated from Beijing University in 2011, majoring in journalism, then worked for tech companies in Beijing. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 2*: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by Gene A. Bunin. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 3: Zumret Isaac, as reported by Apple Daily. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 6: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by New York Times. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 7: Zumret Isaac, as reported by South China Morning Post. (daughter)<br /><br />Testimony 8: Zulhumar Isaac, as reported by South China Morning Post. (daughter) 55+ M Uyghur Hami house/town arrest Oct. 2018 – Dec. 2018 media/journalism
3194 Erkizat Barat 65312419870525??O? Testimony 1: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (friend)<br /><br />Testimony 2|3: Ondřej Klimeš, a researcher at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. (friend) Erkizat Barat, a writer, website editor, and activist from Poskam. He graduated from Zhongnan Financial University. He is known for creating the website koklem.biz, which focused on various Uyghur topics (non-political) before being shut down a few years ago. [unclear, as he is reported as being sentenced] Testimony 2: Unclear when first detained. In March-April 2019, it was heard that he had been sentenced to 19 years. RFA article by Abduweli Ayup: selling clothes from Turkey Testimony 2: sentenced to 19 years.<br /><br />Testimony 3: there’s been recent hearsay that he’s been released, but it’s not clear.<br /><br />RFA article by Abduweli Ayup: sentenced to 17 years. Testimony 2: through a friend who claimed to have received “reliable information” regarding Erkizat’s status. This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals (Testimony 1), available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />RFA article mention: https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/mulahize/erdoghan-07102019113359.html Testimony 1: Abduweli Ayup, a language activist, linguist, and writer, originally from Kashgar but now residing in Norway. (friend)<br /><br />Testimony 2|3: Ondřej Klimeš, a researcher at the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. (friend) Erkizat Barat was a writer, website editor, and activist from Kashgar’s Poskam County. He graduated from Zhongnan Financial University, and is known for creating the website koklem.biz, which focused on various (non-political) Uyghur topics before being shut down a few years ago. It’s not clear when he was first detained, but Ondrej mentions hearing of his prison sentence in March or April of 2019. In a Radio Free Asia article by Abduweli Ayup, it is said that he was jailed for selling clothes imported from Turkey. Unclear, since some reports say that he’s been sentenced to 17 or 19 years, while others say that he’s been released. Ondrej learned about the sentence from a friend who claimed to have received “reliable information” regarding Erkizat’s status. This victim is included in the list of prominent detained Uyghurs, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf<br /><br />He is also mentioned in a RFA article by Abduweli Ayup: https://www.rfa.org/uyghur/mulahize/erdoghan-07102019113359.html 19 18-35 M Uyghur contact with outside world media/journalism
3201 Niyaz Kahar 6522011975??????O? H. information publicly available name: Niyaz Kahar<br />gender: male <br />ethnicity: Uyghur<br />age: 1975<br />place of origin: born in Yokuri Akyer village near Kumul city<br />occupation: reporter and blogger<br /><br />He was detained on approximately 26 July 2009 and sentenced to 13 years in prison for separatism in a closed session in Urumchi. He worked as a local reporter and operated a Uyghur-language website with articles on Uyghur history, culture and politics (called Golden Tarim). His family can only visit him for 15 minutes every 4 months. His health is deteriorating according to his mother. Shikho prison in Shikho (Wusu) city in Ili prefecture<br /><br />Zhongxin LLC (乌苏众鑫农工贸有限责任公司) operates out of Wusu Prison (http://archive.is/RbYxM), suggesting the likelihood of the victim being subjected to forced labor. 26-07-2009 separatism, publishing illegal news and propagated ideas of ethnic separatism on his website in prison tweet by @UyghurCongress (WorldUyghurCongress) on 1 FEB 2019<br />https://cpj.org/data/people/niyaz-kahar/<br />RFA https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/prison-09142015151424.html (published 14 SEPT 2015) Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf 35-55 M Uyghur Ili sentenced before 2017 separatism has problems media/journalism
3834 Ababekri Muhter 65??????????????O? Victim’s name is included in the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Political Prisoner Database Ababekri Muhtar, an Uyghur language website administrator. unclear April – May 2016 The arrest was reportedly a measure to prevent him from criticizing official restrictions on Uyghurs’ activities during Ramadan. In detention https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf M Uyghur unclear (hard) before 2017 challenging authority media/journalism
3869 Mirhemitjan Muzepper 65????19????????O? Victim’s name is included in the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Political Prisoner Database Mirhemitjan Muzepper (米尔哈米提江·木扎派尔). He worked for Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV as a translator. Mirhemitjan had provided translation for a story on the demolition of buildings in Kashgar’s old city, which included comments by disaffected Uyghurs concerned with the demolition. Kashgar April 2009 The Kashgar Intermediate People’s Court tried Mirhemitjan on charges of &quot;inciting splittism&quot; (CL, art.103). According to RFA, the court’s sentencing document cited the &quot;extremely bad impression&quot; Mirhemitjan’s translation for Phoenix had created once uploaded to the Internet. Sentenced to 11 years imprisonment around late 2009. https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf M Uyghur Kashgar sentenced before 2017 separatism media/journalism
3870 Abdugheni Abduwayit 6531??19????????O? Victim’s name is included in the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Political Prisoner Database Abdugheni Abduwayit, an Uyghur web site administrator in Kashgar. Kashgar Around November 2011 Allowing the posting of essays with topics deemed sensitive on his website. Sentenced to 10 years in prison in November 2011. https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf M Uyghur Kashgar sentenced before 2017 challenging authority media/journalism
4559 Arafat Polat 65280119????????O? ئىليار، ئاۋىستىرالىيەدە نەۋرە تۇغقان ئارافات پولات، بايىغولىن موڭغۇل ئاپتونوم ئوبلاستلىق تېلىۋىزىيە ئىستانسىسىنىڭ دىكتورى كورلىدىكى مەلۇم بىر لارگىردا 2018- يىلنىڭ ئوتتۇرلىرىدا نامەلۇم نامەلۇم تۇغقانلار ئارقىلىق M Uyghur Bayingolin concentration camp media/journalism
5100 Zulpiqar Koresh 65????19????????O? @TursunElyar, an unverified Twitter account. (relation unclear) Zulpiqar Koresh (祖鲁甫哈尔·库来西) had been a TV program editor at Xinjiang TV for over a decade. He is also a talented musician who can play a number of instruments well. [Presumably Urumqi, given his profession.] Taken to a camp in January 2018. [Presumably still in camp.] Not stated. @TursunElyar, an unverified Twitter account. (relation unclear) Zulpiqar Koresh (祖鲁甫哈尔·库来西) had been a TV program editor at Xinjiang TV for over a decade. He is also a talented musician who can play a number of instruments well. [Presumably Urumqi, given his profession.] Taken to a camp in January 2018. [Presumably still in camp.] Not stated. M Uyghur Urumqi concentration camp Jan. 2018 – Mar. 2018 media/journalism
5367 Nureli Obul 65????19????????O? H. none, information publicly available Nureli Obul, webmaster of Salkin, a Uyghur language website. Unclear. It is unknown in which prison he served his sentence. He should have been released from prison by now. Last known location is Urumchi. around early August 2009 endangering state security, possibly for not deleting postings about the situation in Xinjiang/Urumchi 2009 riots He was sentenced in a closed trial at the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court. He received a three-year prison sentence in late July 2010. He should have been released from prison by now, however, his current status is unknown. http://www.uyghurcongress.org/en/?p=10114 (4 Aug 2011)<br />https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/webmasters-07282010170425.html (28 Jul 2010)<br />http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=7814 He was arrested with two other website administrators, Dilshat Perhat (entry 1698) and Nijat Azat (entry 1738). M Uyghur before 2017 endangering state security media/journalism
6118 Amannisa Tahir 653???19????????E? Rune Steenberg, an anthropologist at the University of Copenhagen Friend Amannisa Tahir, a journalist at Qeshqer Geziti, a newspaper run by her father Tahir Talip, a famous poet and intellectual. Presumably Kashgar April-May 2017 Unclear Rumoured to be released From shared acquaintances F Uyghur Kashgar Apr. 2017 – June 2017 media/journalism
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