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Testifying party (submitted by third party)
This testimony has been imported from a report of disappearances collected by the World Uighur Congress.
Relation to victim
About the victim
TohtiEli Hashim (图合提. 阿西木) was 21 at the time of his shooting. On the 6th of July in 2009, TohtiEli’s family in Kashgar received a phone call from the owner of the restaurant in Urumqi where TohtiEli was working at the time. The restaurant owner, Sulayman, indicated that TohtiEli had been shot on his way home from the restaurant after work. Sulayman has since claimed he does not know what happened to TohtiEli and denied that the conversation ever with his family ever took place. There has been no sign of TohtiEli since.
When victim was detained
It is unclear if the victim was detained at all.
Reason given for detention
Critical, the last information indicates that the victim was shot, likely a victim of the Chinese police response in Urumqi.
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
Entry created: 2019-05-27
Last updated: 2019-05-27
Latest update from testifier: 2016-09-12