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Serik Muqai

Potential Chinese variants: 赛力克·木哈依, 赛尔克·木哈依, 夏日克·木哈依

Chinese ID: 652524197210153412 (Shawan)

Age: 35-55    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: formal prison
Gender: M    Detention time: unclear    Health status: critical
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: religion    Location: Tacheng

List(s): From prolonged detention to prison

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1+4: Farida Muqaiqyzy moved to Kazakhstan in 2004. Now she is a Kazakhstan citizen.

Testimony 5: Zhamila Muqai.

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1+4: brother

Testimony 5: unclear, but likely brother

About the victim

Serik Muqaiuly is an officially approved Imam in a village. DOB: October 15, 1972.

Address: Shanghudi township (商户地乡), Sauan(Shawan) County, Tarbagatai (Tacheng) Region, Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China

Victim's location

In Tacheng, presumably.

When victim was detained

earlier: April 2018

Testimony 5: put in camp at the end of 2017

Probable (or official) reason for detention

unknown, presumably for being an Imam

Victim's status

Previously at a re-education camp, with some time spent in the camp hospital as his health was in critical condition.

Testimony 4: he suffers from diabetes and he needs constant hospital visits; they would take him to hospital handcuffed

According to the victim's sister on July 16, 2019, she just recently learned that he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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

not stated

Additional information

Testimony 4: he raised money to build a mosque and in 2018 the mosque was destroyed under the pretext that it was too big for the village.

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5

Entry created: 2018-10-26

Last updated: 2019-07-16

Latest update from testifier: 2019-07-16