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Chinese ID: 65????19????????O? (place of origin unclear)
List(s): Covered in international media
Testifying party (submitted by third party)
Multiple sources, according to RFA
Victim's relation to testifier
About the victim
A geographer with a doctorate degree from Tokyo University of Science, Dr. Tashpolat Teyip served as the President of Xinjiang University and Communist Party deputy secretary since 2010. He is the author of several book contributions and scientific articles on spectroscopy and long-distance sensing, and their applications to measuring land cover and soil types. He also received an honorary degree from one of France's most prestigious educational institutions, l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes de Paris (EPHE).
He was based in Urumqi for decades, so it is very likely that this is where he is being detained as well.
When victim was detained
Probable (or official) reason for detention
being labeled "two-faced", according to the Living Otherwise article
Sentenced to death with 2 year reprieve
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
RFA conducted interviews with multiple sources
Following a meeting of Communist Party cadres on March 31, 2017, during which Dr. Teyip's replacement was announced, Teyip disappeared from public view. Dr. Teyip's name was subsequently removed from the official list of Xinjiang University Presidents, which lists every Xinjiang University President since 1924. He had previously been praised on the university's website for his "commitment to serving the party with complete obedience, including 'strictly implementing political ideology.'"
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: 2018-02-20