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Entry of 7434

Hanqiz Zikri
Hanqiz Zikri
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Age
55+
Gender
F
Ethnicity
Uyghur
Profession
unclear
Likely place of origin
place of origin unclear
Likely current location
Urumqi
Last reported det. type
concentration camp
When first detained
Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018
Probable detention reason
relative(s)
Health status
critical
Lists
2019-03-20

Testifying party

Gene A. Bunin

Victim's relation to testifier

No relation.

About the victim

Hanqiz Zikri, 64. She is the aunt of renowned Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja.

Victim's location

Urumqi.

When victim was detained

February 2018.

Probable (or official) reason for detention

Possibly for being Gulchehra's relative, as 25 of Gulchehra's relatives have been detained.

Victim's status

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.

Additional information

Amnesty International has filed an urgent action with regard to her case: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ASA1700732019ENGLISH.pdf

Supplementary materials

Appeal from Amnesty International


Entry created: 2019-03-20

Last updated: 2019-03-20

Latest update from testifier: 2019-03-20