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Chinese ID: 6501??19????????O? (Urumqi)
Testifying party (submitted by third party)
This testimony has been imported from a report of disappearances collected by the World Uighur Congress.
Victim's relation to testifier
About the victim
Aytqazi Hasanbek (阿伊提卡孜.艾山别克), from Urumqi, was disappeared at the age of 26. He was a recent graduate from the Forestry Designing Institute, still in search of a job at the time of detention. He was captured on the 5th of July in 2009. Though he was not involved in any protests or riots, reports suggest that he was arrested due to his physical appearance and the fact that he resembled many of the protesters. He was likely a victim of racial profiling. At approximately 7:00 p.m. that day, Aytqazi called home to his mother and told her that he was being held at the local Bahulyang Police Department and that he hoped that he would be let go once the police realized that he was innocent. He has not been seen or heard from since.
When victim was detained
The victim was detained on July 5th 2009.
Reason given for detention
Unknown; related to the Urumqi Riots.
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
Unknown, it is likely his mother's testimony was given to the World Uighur Congress.
RFA article: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-05152012121344.html
Entry created: 2019-05-27
Last updated: 2019-06-01
Latest update from testifier: 2016-09-12