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Sattar Sawut
Sattar Sawut
沙塔尔·沙吾提
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Age
unclear
Gender
M
Ethnicity
Uyghur
Profession
government
Likely place of origin
place of origin unclear
Likely current location
Urumqi
Last reported det. type
detention house
When first detained
Jan. 2017 - Mar. 2017
Probable detention reason
"separatism"
Health status
critical
Lists
Local media coverage  Chinese Communist Party members 
2019-03-13

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

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When victim was detained

Early 2017

Probable (or official) reason 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.

[The official arrest notice from May 31, 2017 says 涉嫌受贿 (suspected bribery).]

Victim's status

Received the death penalty, suspended for two years.

[A Tweet from Ilshat Kokbore stated that he had allegedly died in detention, citing a "reliable source", but this has not been confirmed.]

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

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/intellectuals-jailed-10102018172605.html
https://asialyst.com/fr/2018/10/19/chine-elite-ouighoure-decapitee-xinjiang/
https://bitterwinter.org/ethnic-uyghur-officials-persecuted/
Info in uyghur : http://uyghurvictims.org/index.php?title=Sattar_Sawut

Additional information

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Supplementary materials

report of alleged death
photo
People's Procuratorate‘s official notice
investigation notice


Entry created: 2018-11-02

Last updated: 2019-10-12

Latest update from testifier: 2019-03-13