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Perhat Tursun (帕尔哈提·吐尔逊)
Chinese ID: 65300119????????O? (Atush)
List(s): From prolonged detention to prison
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Darren Byler, an anthropologist at the University of Washington.
Victim's relation to testifier
The victim is my friend. I have also translated for him.
About the victim
Perhat Tursun is a leading Uyghur fiction writer, poet and cultural critic. His writing focuses on urban alienation, Uyghur traditions and problems of human existence.
He had been living in Urumqi before. However, the current location is unknown, especially as he is reported to have been sentenced.
When victim was detained
Detained on January 30, 2018. News that he had been sentenced were received in early October 2019.
Probable (or official) reason for detention
Sentenced to prison.
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
News of his detention first circulated via social media. It was later confirmed during visits by international researchers in Urumqi.
[This victim is included in the list of prominent detained Uyghurs, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf]
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 10: If someone is accused of breaking the law they have the right to a fair and public trial.
Entry created: 2018-09-21
Last updated: 2019-10-10
Latest update from testifier: 2019-10-09