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Erkin Omer

Potential Chinese variants: 艾尔肯·吾麦尔

Chinese ID: 65????19????????O? (place of origin unclear)


Age: unclear    Detention reason: "separatism"    Detention type: unclear
Gender: M    Detention time: July 2018 - Sep. 2018    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Uyghur    Profession: scholar    Location: unclear

List(s): Covered in international media


Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Anonymous Uyghur source with ties to Kashgar University, currently living in exile, and a staff member at Kashgar University's administration office

Victim's relation to testifier

Colleagues

About the victim

Professor Erkin Omer was the President of Kashgar University.

Victim's location

Unknown

When victim was detained

September 2018

Probable (or official) reason for detention

Exhibiting "separatist tendencies"

Victim's status

Unknown

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

Official news report on the University's website

Additional information

According to an official news report on the University's website, Erkin Omer was removed from his post as University president, along with 3 of his colleagues, based on "a comprehensive probe" and "serious consideration" of their cases during a September 2nd meeting of high-level cadres at Kashgar University. The meeting was led by a disciplinary committee from the Xinjiang Education Supervision Bureau.

Sources:

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/professors-09192018144118.html

This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf

Entry created: 2018-10-28

Last updated: 2018-10-28

Latest update from testifier: 2018-07-01