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Abdigaim Kumar

Chinese ID: 6540261982??????O? (Mongghulkure)

Age: 35-55    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: unclear
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Tatar    Profession: religion    Location: Ili

List(s): Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019)

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1-4: The testifier Munira Kumar is a citizen of Khazakstan, originally of Chinese Tatar descent.

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1-4: Brother

About the victim

The victim Chinese citizen Abdigai Kumar, born in 1982, is the brother of the testifier. He was a licensed imam in Yili. In January 2017, He became an assistant to an imam in a local mosque in Lower Qarasu village.

Address: Lower Qarasu village (阿亚克喀拉苏村), Qarasu township (喀拉苏乡), Zhaosu county, Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture

Victim's location

Probably Yili

When victim was detained

March 2018

Probable (or official) reason for detention

The testifier mentioned in length her brother's study experience at a religious school in Tatarstan, Russia.

Victim's status

Reportedly released on December 28, 2018.

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


Additional information

The testifier also mentioned in passing a relative by the name of Turqin(?) who she believed was arrested for studying in Tatarstan. She claimed to know many people whose relatives were arrested for this reason.

Case mentioned in: https://centralasiaprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Kasikci-CAP-Paper-219-June-2019.pdf

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4

Entry created: 2018-10-30

Last updated: 2019-07-02

Latest update from testifier: 2019-01-25