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Satar Sawut

Chinese ID: 65????19????????O? (place of origin unclear)

Age: unclear    Detention reason: "separatism"    Detention type: detention house
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2017 - Mar. 2017    Health status: critical
Ethnicity: Uyghur    Profession: government    Location: Urumqi

Testifying party

Justine, French citizen

Victim's relation to testifier

No relation, information is publicly available in the press.

About the victim

Satar Sawut
former director of the Xinjiang Education Supervision Bureau

Victim's location


When victim was detained

Early 2017

Reason given for detention

According to one RFA source : "a message posted on a Chinese website in February 2017 said he was undergoing investigation for a serious breach of the party discipline. The post did not say what Sawut was accused of doing". Another source mentions a documentary shown in a political study meeting which depicted the case of Satar Awut who among others, is criticized "for attempting to split the country". Another media (BitterWinter) mentions charges of ethnic separatism.

Victim's status

Received the death penalty, suspended for two years.

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

Info in uyghur : http://uyghurvictims.org/index.php?title=Sattar_Sawut

Additional information


Supplementary materials


Entry created: 2018-11-02

Last updated: 2018-11-02

Latest update from testifier: 2018-10-10