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Tursynbek Boqan

Chinese ID: 65432319????????O? (Burultokay)

Age: 35-55    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: unclear
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: has problems
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: religion    Location: Altay

List(s): Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019), Examples of international / media pressure on Xinjiang authorities

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1-2: Gulzia Mogdun is now a Kazakhstan citizen.

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1-2: brother

About the victim

Tursynbek Boqan is a Chinese citizen. Worked as an imam in Quqagash township (阔克阿尕什乡), Fuhai county, Altai prefecture. Member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Fuhai county.

DOB: 1979 (Testimony 1), 1980 (Testimony 2).

Victim's location

Fuhai county, Altai region, Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China

When victim was detained

January 27, 2017

[G. A. Bunin: While Gulzia gives 2017 as the year in her testimony, I have interviewed her myself and am almost certain it should be 2018.]

Probable (or official) reason for detention


Victim's status

Testimony 1: Released from the camp on December 23, 2018.

Testimony 2: He has had an operation 2 years ago and suffers from a neurological disease.

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

He called his sister(the testifier) through Wechat and told her he was released.

Additional information

Mentioned in the CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf

Supplementary materials

video testimony
video testimony

Entry created: 2019-01-16

Last updated: 2019-01-16

Latest update from testifier: 2019-01-13