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Entry of 7434

Qulzhan Zamash
Qulzhan Zamash
Likely place of origin
Likely current location
Last reported det. type
When first detained
Oct. 2017 - Dec. 2017
Probable detention reason
Health status
Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019) 

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Nurken Akay was born in 1963 in China. He is now a citizen of Kazakhstan.

Victim's relation to testifier

The victim is the testifier's wife.

About the victim

Qulzhan Zamash.

DOB: 1963 (in China).

Victim's location

Emin County, Tacheng Prefecture, Xinjiang.

When victim was detained

Arrested on December 15, 2017 at her home.

Probable (or official) reason for detention


Victim's status

Testimony 2: released on October 23, 2018.

The victim may require urgent medical attention, as she is known to have been transfered from the re-education camp to a hospital in March 2018. It is assumed that this was due to heart problems, resulting from a difficult heart operation three years earlier.

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


Additional information

The testifier claims that both Tacheng City and Emin County are now forbidden to visit for Kazakhstan citizens.

Suspected human rights violations

Article 9: Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason, to keep us there or to send us away from our country.
Article 19: We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people wherever they live, through books, radio, television and in other ways.
Article 22: We all have the right to a home, to have enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill. We should all be allowed to enjoy music, art, craft, sport and to make use of our skills.
Article 25: We all have the right to a good life, with enough food, clothing, housing, and healthcare. Mothers and children, people without work, old and disabled people all have the right to help.

Supplementary materials

video testimony
video testimony

Entry created: 2018-10-22

Last updated: 2018-10-22

Latest update from testifier: 2018-12-04