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Nursapa Sayizbek

Chinese ID: 6540221956??????O? (Chapchal)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: related to religion    Detention type: formal prison
Gender: M    Detention time: July 2017 - Sep. 2017    Health status: critical
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: religion    Location: Ili

List(s): From prolonged detention to prison

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1+5+6+7+8+9+10+11: Quandyk (Kuldyke) Nursapa. Born on May 24, 1983 in China, immigrated to Kazakhstan and got Kazakhstan citizenship in 2008.

Testimony 4: Anarhan Izbasar, born on February 20, 1976

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1+5+6+7+8+9+10+11: Father

Testimony 4: unclear

About the victim

Initial testimony: Name is Nursapa Sayzbek. He is a government licensed imam working at a mosque. Works at military corps of number five company of number sixty-seven regiment of Qapqal County of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. He had cardiac bypass surgery in July 2017. In August 2017, came to Kazakhstan to see his grandsons. After he went back to China in September 2017 he was arrested by Chinese officials. In December 2017, he was released from reeducation camp because his disease was increasing and everyday he was passing time very difficultly. He stayed in a hospital for twenty days after that. In the end of December 2017, he was arrested from the hospital and sent to reeducation camp. Nowadays he is staying at a reeducation camp in Qapqal County of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. Kuandyk Nursapa went to Kazakhstan Government and International Organization about Human Rights. He needs Chinese Government to release his father because he needs someone to take care of him.

Testimony from fifth video: He worked at the No. 7 company (not No. 5). Date of first surgery: June 20, 2017. Date of coming back to China: 20 August 2017. Day of first arrest: August 24, 2017. On October 20, he had another cardiac bypass surgery, then after two weeks was put into re-education camp again. On October 21 2018, the relatives received information that Nursapa has been sentenced for 8 years in prison.

Address: 5th Company, 67th Production Corps/Jierenbulake town(捷仁布拉克镇), Chapchal Mongol autonomous county

DOB: 1956.

Victim's location

Qapqal County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture

When victim was detained

August 24, 2017.

Testimony 10: first he was put into a re-education camp and then given prison term, being forced to do heavy physical labour in prison.

Probable (or official) reason for detention

officiating a marriage in a mosque [from third video]

Victim's status

serving an 8-year prison sentence; he has had a total of three cardiac bypass surgeries

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

Unclear. Likely through friends/relatives.

Additional information

Testimony 9: the police gathered the testifier's relatives and asked them not to contact Quandyq Nursapa anymore, and stated he was a dangerous person. Quandyq says he's just an ordinary person, he's not a terrorist, what he wants is justice for his father and will never stop petitioning until his father gets released from the prison.

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5
Testimony 6
Testimony 7
Testimony 8
Testimony 9
Testimony 10
Testimony 11

Entry created: 2018-10-19

Last updated: 2018-10-19

Latest update from testifier: 2019-02-03