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Abduqadir Jalalidin (阿不都卡德尔·加拉里丁)

Chinese ID: 65312119640311??O? (Shufu)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: concentration camp
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Uyghur    Profession: art & literature    Location: Urumqi

List(s): Covered in international media

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Testifying party (submitted by third party)

The testimony was put together from a number of publicly available sources and reports, in addition to a social media post from the victim's children.

Victim's relation to testifier

[see above]

About the victim

Professor Abduqadir Jalalidin was a renowned Uyghur poet and scholar, as well as a literature professor at the Xinjiang Normal University. He was a Communist Party member.

Victim's location

The CECC (Congressional-Executive Commission on China) reports him as being held at a re-education camp in Urumqi's Midong District.

When victim was detained

On January 29, 2018, police reportedly raided Jalalidin's home, placed a black hood over his head, and took him into custody. According to a local official, authorities brought him to a political re-education camp.

Probable (or official) reason for detention

[Unknown, but ethnic-minority intellectuals in Xinjiang appear to have been heavily targeted during the recent repressions.]

Victim's status

At a re-education camp.

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

The detention was confirmed by Feng Wenchang, the head of political affairs for the university's Public Security Office, who checked a list of arrested university staff to confirm the detention.

Additional information

Radio Free Asia coverage: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-04252018140407.html

UHRP statement: https://uhrp.org/news/release-professor-abdulqadir-jalaleddi

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

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

Victim's Baike Baidu page: https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E9%98%BF%E4%B8%8D%E9%83%BD%E5%8D%A1%E5%BE%B7%E5%B0%94%C2%B7%E5%8A%A0%E6%8B%89%E9%87%8C%E4%B8%81

Victim's Uyghur Wikipedia entry: https://ug.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A6%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%AF%DB%87%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%89%D8%B1_%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%89%D8%AF%D9%89%D9%86

Suspected human rights violations

Article 7: The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
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.

Supplementary materials

video testimony from Ondrej Klimes
children's #metoouyghur post

Entry created: 2018-10-28

Last updated: 2019-08-29

Latest update from testifier: 2019-10-07