Entry of 5276       

Duisenbek Soltanbek

Chinese ID: 65420119591226??O? (Chochek)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: documents withheld
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: critical
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: government    Location: Tacheng

List(s): Victims with foreign residence, Covered in international media

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Zaira Bazhibek was born on January 1, 1961.

Victim's relation to testifier


About the victim

Duisenbek Soltanbek, born on December 26, 1959, is a retired Party school teacher. His passport number is G49955767. He was going to have an operation in Kazakhstan on February 1, 2018, but the local authorities in China asked him to go back and he had to go to his home town. However, he stopped answering his phone and later his wife learned that he had his passport confiscated on his arrival in China and he had to hand in his Kazakhstan green card to the Passport and Visa service of Kazakhstan in Urumqi to nullify.

Victim's location

Tacheng city, Tacheng region

When victim was detained

February 1, 2018

Probable (or official) reason for detention


Victim's status

had his documents confiscated

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

through Wechat

Additional information

He has no home in China and he needs to have an operation due to his poor health condition.

Mentioned in a Radio Azattyq report: https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhs-from-xinjiang-say-relatives-not-allowed-to-leave-china/29621852.html

Supplementary materials

video testimony
Chinese passport

Entry created: 2019-04-05

Last updated: 2019-07-15

Latest update from testifier: 2018-12-24