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Chinese ID: 65????195???????O? (place of origin unclear)
List(s): Covered in international media
Justine, French citizen
Victim's relation to testifier
No relation, information is publicly available in the press.
About the victim
Abdurahman Abey, approximately 65. "Had a 40-year career in writing and publishing in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), serving as director of the official Xinhua Bookstore, and from 2005-2015 as director and Communist Party deputy secretary of the Xinjiang People's Publishing House. In Chinese media he had been portrayed as an “energetic publisher” who won national awards in the field every year from 2003-13 (...) Local websites said Abey left his position as director of Xinjiang People's Publishing House in January 2015, and was appointed as the manager of the History Research Office of the Xinjiang Autonomous Political Expansion Committee. He left that post in January 2017".
Apparently started to come under suspicion by Chinese authorities at the beginning of 2015.
"His current whereabouts and the status of his case are not known"
When victim was detained
Arrested in july 2018.
Probable (or official) reason for detention
According to a staff member at the Xinjiang Youth Publishing House, interviewed by RFA : "During the time when he was working at the Xinjiang People's Publishing House (Abey) was implicated in separatism and religious extremism activities"
"Under arrest and further investigation"
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
Reported in RFA : https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/abey-arrest-10152018172356.html?searchterm:utf8:ustring=+Muhemmed.
This victim is included in the list of detained Uyghur intellectuals, available at: shahit.biz/supp/list_003.pdf
Entry created: 2018-10-31
Last updated: 2018-10-31
Latest update from testifier: 2018-10-31