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Entry of 7434
Gene A. Bunin
Victim's relation to testifier
About the victim
Hanqiz Zikri, 64. She is the aunt of renowned Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja.
When victim was detained
Probable (or official) reason for detention
Possibly for being Gulchehra's relative, as 25 of Gulchehra's relatives have been detained.
In a "transformation-through-education" center in Urumqi. On March 20, 2019, it was reported that she suffered a mental breakdown in the camp.
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
From Gulchehra and from Amnesty International's urgent action, where it was stated that a local police officer told a relative in Xinjiang that Hanqiz has not spoken for months and spends her days staring at the ceiling.
Amnesty International has filed an urgent action with regard to her case: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ASA1700732019ENGLISH.pdf
Entry created: 2019-03-20
Last updated: 2019-03-20
Latest update from testifier: 2019-03-20