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Testifying party

I am the victim's daughter. Currently I am living in US with my husband and two little children. I have only one brother, who recently finished his Ph. D in Germany. We lost contact with all our relatives after my father's detention in October, 2017.

Relation to victim

The victim is the testifier's father.

About the victim

The victim's name: Ablajan Abduwaqi (Abulajiang Abuduwake in Chinese)
He was an excellent and passionate math teacher in Kashi University, Xinjiang,China. He was teaching for more than 20 years and served as the head of the department of mathematics for more than 10 years. He was the member of the communist party, and hence, he did not get involved in any type of religious activity. Just because his daughter began to wear headscarf 8 years ago, which is considered a type of religious extremism in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, he was arrested for not stopping her from wearing a headscarf.

Victim's location

Kashi, Xinjiang,China

When victim was detained

October, 2017

Reason given for detention

Just because his daughter began to wear headscarf 8 years ago, which is considered a type of religious extremism in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, he was arrested for not stopping her from wearing a headscarf.

Victim's status

House arrest currently.

How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?

Through Wechat messages from my cousin who is studying in a university in the mainland China.

Additional information

He was sent to the re-education camp in October,2017. He was released in February, 2019. Currently he is house arrest.